Earnings Volatility Drives These Stocks in a New Direction

Zumiez, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 7.14% to $0.13 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.14 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 14.32% to $148.5 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Zumiez, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.13 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.12. It beat the average revenue estimate of $147.66 million.

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Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) delivered a profit and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 15.05% to $1.07 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.93 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 7.77% to $2.54 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Ross Stores Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.07 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $1.07. It beat the average revenue estimate of $2.52 billion.

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Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 51.06% to $0.71 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.47 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 6.94% to $3.73 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Gap Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.71 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.69. It beat the average revenue estimate of $3.68 billion.

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Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-1.29 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.31 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 8.82% to $8.45 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Sears Holdings Corporation reported adjusted EPS loss of $1.29 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $-0.6. It beat the average revenue estimate of $8.37 billion.

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GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 14.81% to $0.46 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.54 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 6.85% to $1.87 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

GameStop Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.46 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.4. It beat the average revenue estimate of $1.84 billion.

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