Earnings Volatility Drives These Stocks in a New Direction

LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:LF) had a loss and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $-0.04 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.14 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 15.12% to $82.9 million from the year-earlier quarter.

LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.04 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $-0.07. It beat the average revenue estimate of $79.47 million.

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Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC) had a loss and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.29 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.14 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 14.08% to $90.1 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.29 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $-0.31. It missed the average revenue estimate of $90.33 million.

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Journal Communications Inc. (NYSE:JRN) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 60% to $0.08 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.05 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 15.11% to $94.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Journal Communications Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.08 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.10. It missed the average revenue estimate of $94.9 million.

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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:WWE) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 75% to $0.05 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.20 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 0.76% to $124 million from the year-earlier quarter.

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.05 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.07. It beat the average revenue estimate of $121.96 million.

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Gildan Activewear Inc. (NYSE:GIL) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 156.52% to $0.59 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.23 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 8.38% to $523 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Gildan Activewear Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.59 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.57. It beat the average revenue estimate of $519 million.

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