Earnings Volatility Drives 5 These Stocks in a New Direction

On Assignment Inc. (NASDAQ:ASGN) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 11.11% to $0.2 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.18 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 132.94% to $389.2 million from the year-earlier quarter.

On Assignment Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.2 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.18. It beat the average revenue estimate of $378.47 million.

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Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 13.04% to $0.26 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.23 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 6.85% to $947.1 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Colfax Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.26 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.24. It missed the average revenue estimate of $958.57 million.

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Deluxe Corp. (NYSE:DLX) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 3.41% to $0.91 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.88 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 2.55% to $387.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Deluxe Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.91 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.87. It beat the average revenue estimate of $379.9 million.

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US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 52.38% to $0.32 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.21 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 29.96% to $42.9 million from the year-earlier quarter.

US Ecology, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.32 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.25. It beat the average revenue estimate of $38.4 million.

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JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 44.44% to $0.05 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.09 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 7.98% to $1.3 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

JetBlue Airways Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.05 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.09. It beat the average revenue estimate of $1.29 billion.

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