Earnings Volatility Drives These 4 Stocks in a New Direction

SPX Corporation (NYSE:SPW) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 49.52% to $1.57 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.78 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue decreased 3.75% to $1.44 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

SPX Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $1.57 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.56. It beat the average revenue estimate of $1.38 billion.

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SkyWest Inc. (NASDAQ:SKYW) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $0.27 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.35 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue decreased 9.91% to $810.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.

SkyWest Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.27 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.19. It missed the average revenue estimate of $819.86 million.

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IESI-BFC Ltd. (NYSE:BIN) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 14.29% to $0.24 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.32 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 8.44% to $495.8 million from the year-earlier quarter.

IESI-BFC Ltd. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.24 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.27. It beat the average revenue estimate of $473.81 million.

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Orbital Sciences Corp. (NYSE:ORB) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 12.12% to $0.29 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.29 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 5.71% to $354.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Orbital Sciences Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.29 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.22. It missed the average revenue estimate of $359.73 million.

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Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 11.54% to $0.87 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.76 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 27.94% to $342 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Generac Holdings Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.87 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.69. It beat the average revenue estimate of $309.39 million.

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