Earnings Volatility Drives These Stocks in a New Direction

Solera Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SLH) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 1.43% to $0.71 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.70 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 8.38% to $214.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Solera Holdings Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.71 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.67. It beat the average revenue estimate of $213.24 million.

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CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 21.43% to $0.68 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.56 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 3.11% to $1.15 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

CA Technologies reported adjusted EPS income of $0.68 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.55. It beat the average revenue estimate of $1.14 billion.

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Demand Media Inc (NYSE:DMD) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 28.57% to $0.09 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.07 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 16.66% to $100.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Demand Media Inc reported adjusted EPS income of $0.09 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.08. It beat the average revenue estimate of $95.25 million.

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Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) had a loss and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $-0.03 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.06 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 12.95% to $39.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Electro Scientific Industries Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.03 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $-0.07. It beat the average revenue estimate of $38.13 million.

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Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND met the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 223.53% to $0.55 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.17 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 23.98% to $1.04 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Electronic Arts Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.55 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.58. It met the average revenue estimate of $1.04 billion.

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