Investors Ride 4 Earnings Rollercoaster Rides

Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE:LO) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 9.72% to $0.79 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.73 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue decreased 25.23% to $1.21 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Lorillard, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.79 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.76. It beat the average revenue estimate of $1.16 billion.

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Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $0.36 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.57 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue decreased 35.36% to $9.5 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

reported adjusted EPS income of $0.36 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.38. It missed the average revenue estimate of $9.69 billion.

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Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 30% to $0.78 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.65 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 13.98% to $3.87 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.78 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.77. It missed the average revenue estimate of $3.87 billion.

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Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 9.17% to $1.09 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.15 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue decreased 1.01% to $19.95 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Pepsico, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.09 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.05. It beat the average revenue estimate of $19.7 billion.

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