3 Sizzling Stocks Round Out the Week Stronger After Earnings

Avista Corp. (NYSE:AVA) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 38.71% to $0.43 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.31 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 2.45% to $352 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Avista Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.43 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.39. It missed the average revenue estimate of $357.36 million.

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Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE:NWN) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 60% to $0.08 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.05 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 23.58% to $131.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Northwest Natural Gas Company reported adjusted EPS income of $0.08 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.09. It beat the average revenue estimate of $113.15 million.

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New Jersey Resources Corp. (NYSE:NJR) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 130% to $0.23 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.10 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 80.54% to $767.5 million from the year-earlier quarter.

New Jersey Resources Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.23 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.22. It beat the average revenue estimate of $436.21 million.

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