3M and TAL International Group Among Key Stocks Lifting Investor Earnings Spirits

3M Co. (NYSE:MMM) delivered a profit and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 3.01% to $1.71 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.66 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 2.89% to $7.75 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

3M Co. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.71 per share. By that measure, the company met the mean analyst estimate of $1.71. It missed the average revenue estimate of $7.77 billion.

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TAL International Group, Inc. (NYSE:TAL) delivered a profit and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 7% to $1.07 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.00 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 14.62% to $171.96 million from the year-earlier quarter.

TAL International Group, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.07 per share. By that measure, the company met the mean analyst estimate of $1.07. It beat the average revenue estimate of $157.32 million.

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Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 64.29% to $0.92 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.56 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 6.64% to $286 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Graco Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.92 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.85. It beat the average revenue estimate of $281.28 million.

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TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE:TBI) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 19.23% to $0.31 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.26 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 19.21% to $422.31 million from the year-earlier quarter.

TrueBlue, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.31 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.25. It beat the average revenue estimate of $420.34 million.

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Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 27.06% to $1.08 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.85 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 10.17% to $563.91 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Kirby Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $1.08 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.06. It missed the average revenue estimate of $566.44 million.

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