Earnings Volatility Drives These Stocks in a New Direction

Genomic Health Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX) had a loss and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.03 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.02 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 7.92% to $63.1 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Genomic Health Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.03 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $-0.03. It beat the average revenue estimate of $62.9 million.

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Addus HomeCare Corp. (NASDAQ:ADUS) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 185.71% to $0.20 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.07 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 7.24% to $63 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Addus HomeCare Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.20 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.14. It beat the average revenue estimate of $62.14 million.

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Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ:VOLC) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 100% to $0.02 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.01 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 3.14% to $93.2 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Volcano Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.02 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0. It missed the average revenue estimate of $96.2 million.

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Thoratec Corp. (NASDAQ:THOR) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 19.61% to $0.41 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.51 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 7.13% to $117.73 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Thoratec Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.41 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.46. It missed the average revenue estimate of $122.9 million.

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Athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 123.53% to $0.38 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.17 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 30.06% to $125.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Athenahealth, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.38 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.23. It beat the average revenue estimate of $121.14 million.

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