Earnings Volatility Drives Comcast and These 4 Stocks in a New Direction

Spartan Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 50% to $0.01 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.02 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 11.95% to $124.5 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Spartan Motors Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.01 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.03. It beat the average revenue estimate of $112.17 million.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 57.89% to $0.90 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.73 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 37.8% to $303.8 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.90 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.95. It beat the average revenue estimate of $291.96 million.

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Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 21.74% to $0.56 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.47 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 5.95% to $15.94 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Comcast Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.56 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.53. It missed the average revenue estimate of $16 billion.

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Blue Nile Inc. (NASDAQ:NILE) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $0.39 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.30 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 21.17% to $136.1 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Blue Nile Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.39 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.47. It missed the average revenue estimate of $145.62 million.

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ReachLocal, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOC) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.01 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.01 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 20.48% to $120.24 million from the year-earlier quarter.

ReachLocal, Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $-0.01 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0. It beat the average revenue estimate of $118.81 million.

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