3 Stocks in the Trading Spotlight Post Earnings

G&K Services (NASDAQ:GK) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 11.86% to $0.66 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.59 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 2.3% to $229.5 million from the year-earlier quarter.

G&K Services reported adjusted EPS income of $0.66 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.65. It missed the average revenue estimate of $231.24 million.

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Briggs & Stratton Corp. (NYSE:BGG) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share were the same at $0.22 in the quarter as EPS of $0.22 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 4.79% to $477.2 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Briggs & Stratton Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.22 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.19. It beat the average revenue estimate of $474.97 million.

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Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 29.29% to $2.56 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.98 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 2.86% to $9.32 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Deere & Company reported adjusted EPS income of $2.56 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $2.17. It beat the average revenue estimate of $9.29 billion.

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