Earnings Volatility Drives Equifax and These Stocks in a New Direction

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 24.32% to $0.92 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.74 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 9.54% to $586.9 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Equifax Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.92 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.9. It beat the average revenue estimate of $576.73 million.

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Titan International Inc. (NYSE:TWI) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 57.14% to $0.24 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.56 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 29.19% to $593.29 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Titan International Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.24 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.47. It missed the average revenue estimate of $597.82 million.

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Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (:FBHS) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND met the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 41.38% to $0.41 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.29 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 11.19% to $1.04 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

reported adjusted EPS income of $0.41 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.39. It met the average revenue estimate of $1.04 billion.

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Swift Transportation Company (NYSE:SWFT) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 18.52% to $0.32 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.27 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 2.92% to $898.1 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Swift Transportation Company reported adjusted EPS income of $0.32 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.29. It missed the average revenue estimate of $907.33 million.

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Terex Corp. (NYSE:TEX) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 13.33% to $0.65 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.75 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 5.14% to $1.91 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Terex Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.65 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.55. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.98 billion.

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