Earnings Volatility Drives These Stocks in a New Direction

Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSYS) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $-0.04 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.06 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 1.24% to $98.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.04 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.04. It beat the average revenue estimate of $96.3 million.

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Arbitron Inc. (NYSE:ARB) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 12.5% to $0.72 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.64 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 5.09% to $111.8 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Arbitron Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.72 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.71. It beat the average revenue estimate of $111.18 million.

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Ignite Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:IRG) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 62.07% to $0.11 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.29 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 14.32% to $118.24 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Ignite Restaurant Group Inc reported adjusted EPS income of $0.11 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.35. It missed the average revenue estimate of $209.57 million.

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Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 21.74% to $0.84 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.69 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 7.34% to $355.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Papa John’s International Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.84 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.81. It missed the average revenue estimate of $364.34 million.

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Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 21.95% to $0.5 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.41 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 25.14% to $229.9 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Tripadvisor Inc reported adjusted EPS income of $0.5 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.49. It missed the average revenue estimate of $236.84 million.

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