Earnings Volatility Drives Ball Corp. and These Stocks in a New Direction

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) delivered a profit and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 4.49% to $0.85 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.89 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 4.09% to $2.2 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Ball Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.85 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.85. It missed the average revenue estimate of $2.28 billion.

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Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (NYSE:POT) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 27.72% to $0.73 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.01 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 10.52% to $2.14 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.73 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.81. It missed the average revenue estimate of $2.19 billion.

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Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 65.85% to $0.14 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.41 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 20.13% to $889 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Goldcorp Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.14 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.22. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.16 billion.

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International Paper Co. (NYSE:IP) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 23.91% to $0.57 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.46 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 3.65% to $7.34 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

International Paper Co. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.57 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.56. It missed the average revenue estimate of $7.42 billion.

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Airgas Inc. (NYSE:ARG) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 0.88% to $1.14 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.13 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 1.8% to $1.28 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Airgas Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.14 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $1.15. It beat the average revenue estimate of $1.27 billion.

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