4 Stocks in the Trading Spotlight Post Earnings

CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 23.08% to $0.64 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.52 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 19.34% to $3.31 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

CarMax Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.64 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.58. It beat the average revenue estimate of $3.15 billion.

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Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 12.17% to $1.01 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.15 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 11.3% to $2.3 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.01 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $1.04. It beat the average revenue estimate of $2.27 billion.

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Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE:PIR) delivered a profit and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 18.75% to $0.19 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.16 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 9.33% to $394.8 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Pier 1 Imports Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.19 per share. By that measure, the company met the mean analyst estimate of $0.19. It missed the average revenue estimate of $395.02 million.

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La-Z-Boy Inc. (NYSE:LZB) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 66.67% to $0.30 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.18 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 9.81% to $359.5 million from the year-earlier quarter.

La-Z-Boy Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.30 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.28. It beat the average revenue estimate of $357.67 million.

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