4 Sizzling Stocks Round Out the Week Stronger After Earnings

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 3.96% to $1.05 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.01 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 1.77% to $3.45 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Baxter International Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.05 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.04. It missed the average revenue estimate of $3.48 billion.

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Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 30.29% to $4.56 in the quarter versus EPS of $3.50 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 23.47% to $611.4 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $4.56 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $3.99. It beat the average revenue estimate of $582.8 million.

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Healthways Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) had a loss and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.12 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.08 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 0.01% to $165.2 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Healthways Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.12 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $-0.15. It beat the average revenue estimate of $162.81 million.

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CBST) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 24.44% to $0.34 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.45 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 8.6% to $229.9 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.34 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.31. It missed the average revenue estimate of $243.55 million.

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