Did These Stocks Miss or Beat Analyst Expectations?

Chemed Corp. (NYSE:CHE) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 14.05% to $1.38 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.21 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 3.98% to $367 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Chemed Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.38 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.28. It beat the average revenue estimate of $365.08 million.

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Cepheid (NASDAQ:CPHD) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $0.11 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.08 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 18.9% to $91.9 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Cepheid reported adjusted EPS income of $0.11 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $-0.02. It beat the average revenue estimate of $89.12 million.

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Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share were the same at $1.74 in the quarter as EPS of $1.74 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 1.24% to $1.44 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings reported adjusted EPS income of $1.74 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $1.77. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.45 billion.

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Align Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 3.7% to $0.26 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.27 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 13.71% to $153.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Align Technology Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.26 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.22. It beat the average revenue estimate of $149.4 million.

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