Did These 5 Stocks Miss or Beat Analyst Expectations?

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $0.07 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.02 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 2.33% to $4.08 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Southwest Airlines Co. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.07 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.02. It beat the average revenue estimate of $4.08 billion.

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Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE:NLSN) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 26.67% to $0.38 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.30 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 2.69% to $1.38 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Nielsen Hldg NV reported adjusted EPS income of $0.38 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.36. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.39 billion.

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Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. (NASDAQ:ODFL) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 30.56% to $0.47 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.36 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 7.13% to $532.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.47 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.42. It beat the average revenue estimate of $531.74 million.

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Rollins Inc. (NYSE:ROL) delivered a profit and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 0% to $0.16 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.16 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 3.53% to $299.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Rollins Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.16 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.16. It missed the average revenue estimate of $302.18 million.

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Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 21.05% to $0.46 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.38 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 0.82% to $2 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Republic Services, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.46 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.40. It missed the average revenue estimate of $2 billion.

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