Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) released its most recent financial results late on Wednesday, and the response was incredible. The stock was actually the best performing S&P 500 stock the following day. Investors werent the only ones thrilled with this report, which seems to be Oracles best report in recent memory. Practically every analyst that has Oracle in its coverage universe raised the price target in response to the report.
24/7 Wall St. has included some highlights from the earnings report, along with what analysts have saidabout Oracle afterward.
The tech giant said that it had $0.69 in earnings per share (EPS) and $9.21 billion in revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.62 in EPS and revenue of $9.26 billion. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.64 and $9.01 billion in revenue.
Short-term deferred revenues were $7.4 billion, up 7% in U.S. dollars and constant currency compared with last year.
Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: Caseys General Stores, Inc.(CASY)
- [By Brian Stoffel]
For a number of years,Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) investors were rewarded by the small-town convenience chain’s decision to become a major vendor of pizza and other prepared foods. But with that success has come increased competition. Combined with somewhat stagnant economies in the areas that Casey’s operates — namely, towns of less than 5,000 people in middle America — the company has had trouble meeting its own expectations. That trend continued on Monday night when Casey’s announced earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year.
- [By Mike Deane]
After the bell on Monday, Casey’s General Stores (CASY) announced its fiscal Q1 earnings, posting a strong increase in profits and overall revenues compared to the same time period last year.
The Ankeny, IA-based convenience store company announced quarterly revenues of $2.11 billion, which were up from $1.87 billion in last year’s same quarter. Profits for the company came in at $55.71 million, or $1.43 per share, compared to $39.03 million, or $1.01 per share, in last year’s Q1.
Both of these figures beat analysts’ estimates, which were EPS of $1.26 on revenues of $2.1 billion.
CASY shares were up $1.01, or 1.49%, at market close on Monday. YTD, the stock is up more than 26%.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Casey's General Stores Inc (NASDAQ: CASY) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its second quarter.
Casey's reported Q2 earnings of $1.28 per share on revenue of $2.154 billion. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.40 per share on sales of $2.18 billion.
Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)
- [By Charles Sizemore]
Charles Sizemore is a prolific financial writer, longtime prizedInvestorPlace contributor, and chief investment officer of Sizemore Capital Management. He’s also a two-time winner of our Best Stockscompetition, so he knows how to pick ‘em.
Never one to choose a straightforward company, Charles went withEnergy Transfer Equity (ETE) for the Best Stocks for 2016 contest. ETE is a complicated beast, a master limited partnership that’s made up of six other energy companies.
Perhaps the simplest way to think of ETE is as a company with diversified exposure to energy pipelines, which essentially collect tolls as their corporate users send oil and natural gas all across the country.
Energy Transfer is thick on the income front, with a dividend yield sitting at 8.7% currently.
Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.(XTLB)
- [By Lisa Levin]
X T L Biopharmaceuticals Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: XTLB) shares dropped 38 percent to $2.21 after the company reported a $2.5 million registered direct offering.
Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2018: Aethlon Medical, Inc.(AEMD)
- [By Money Morning Staff Reports]
But before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week…
Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%
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- [By Monica Gerson]
General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $3.86 billion.
Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $420.05 million.
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $2.03 per share on revenue of $847.79 million.
Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $2.40 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion.
Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $692.48 million.
Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $94.64 million.
UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.34 per share on revenue of $366.28 million.
Exfo Inc (NASDAQ: EXFO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $60.87 million.
OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $205.40 million.
8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $11.60 million.
Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE: PKE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $35.30 million.
Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $24.00 million.
Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $56.87 million.
Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) is estimated to post earnings for the latest quarter.
Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEMD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.20 per share.
Ossen Innovation Co Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: OSN) is projected to post ea