4 Hot New Earnings Releases Moving Stocks

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN)

This electronic-payments processing service released its second-quarter fiscal 2013 earnings on Tuesday after the bell, and investors have done nothing but bid the stock up since. Revenue grew 11 percent year over year to $588.5 million, while EPS grew 14 percent to $0.89 for the period… (Read more.)

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Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE)

Shares of this consumer-products company are on the rise after releasing its third-quarter fiscal 2013 financial results. Net sales grew 10.6 percent year over year to $374 million, while net income grew 14.7 percent to $1.18 per share. Consolidated gross profit margin climbed 0.3 points to 39.6 percent.

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Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA)

For better or worse, Alcoa’s fourth-quarter financial results have been credited with a lot of market movement. Net income climbed from a loss in the second quarter to gains of $0.21 per diluted share in the third quarter. Revenues declined 1.49 percent to $5.9 billion, but still beat expectations for $5.6 billion… (Read more.)

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WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC)

WD-40 company beat expectations across the board with its first-quarter fiscal 2013 earnings release. Revenue grew 12 percent to $95.3 million, ahead of expectations for about $88.2 million. Earnings grew 64 percent to $0.69 per share, ahead of expectations for $0.56 per share. The company’s operating margin for the quarter climbed 4.6 points to 16.7 percent.

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