Earnings Volatility Drives These Stocks in a New Direction

Sonoco Products Co. (NYSE:SON) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 3.85% to $0.50 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.52 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 2.74% to $1.18 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Sonoco Products Co. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.50 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.53. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.2 billion.

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Sherwin-Williams Co. (NYSE:SHW) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 16.84% to $1.11 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.95 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 1.44% to $2.17 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Sherwin-Williams Co. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.11 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.10. It missed the average revenue estimate of $2.23 billion.

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PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE:PPG) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 12.71% to $1.58 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.81 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 11.22% to $3.33 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

PPG Industries Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.58 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.54. It missed the average revenue estimate of $3.44 billion.

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Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 38.1% to $0.26 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.42 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 10.29% to $4.55 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Nucor Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.26 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.25. It missed the average revenue estimate of $4.61 billion.

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 29.17% to $0.68 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.96 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 0.48% to $4.58 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.68 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.81. It missed the average revenue estimate of $4.76 billion.

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