Macy’s and Mastercard Achieve 52-Week Stock Price Highs Above S&P 1400
Kilroy Realty Corp. (NYSE:KRC): The company said on its Q1 earnings conference call that given its acquisition activity, it now sees 5c a share of acquisition related expenses. Said projections only have a partial year impact from DIRECTV, TD Ameritrade and 370 Dirt St., which will have larger contributions to 2013. Updating 2012 guidance to $2.25 per share to $2.39 per share, compare to $2.40 per share on last earnings call. The shares closed at $48.28, up $0.83 or 1.75% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $28.34 to $48.11.
Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M): Hudson’s Bay Co. is in talks with Bloomingdale’s, owned by Macy’s (NYSE:M), to bring the luxury department store to Canada, reports the Globe and Mail. The shares closed at $41.44, up $0.42 or 1.02% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $22.66 to $41.50.
Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA): MasterCard (NYSE:MA) is expected to report Q1 results before the market open on Wednesday May 2 with a conference call at 9:00 am. Analysts’ consensus estimate for MasterCard’s EPS is $5.30, and the consensus estimate for revenue is $1.73B. A number of banks, as well as credit card network American Express (NYSE:AXP), have reported that credit metrics have improved in recent months. Moreover, American Express and another credit card network, Capital One (NYSE:COF), both reported significantly stronger than expected Q1 results. Meanwhile, several analysts have issued upbeat notes about MasterCard’s outlook in recent weeks. JP Morgan raised its target on MasterCard today to $57 from $440 , as it believes that the company’s volume trends have remained strong. The firm maintained an Overweight rating on the shares. Similarly, on April 9, Stifel Nicolaus hiked its target on the stock to $505 from $440. The firm predicted that MasterCard’s EPS would surpass expectations as a result of strong pricing trends, pricing initiatives, and market share gains. The firm maintained a Buy rating on the stock. The shares closed at $455.90, up $3.63 or 0.8% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $258.34 to $462.34.
Mhi Hospitality Corp (NASDAQ:MDH): MHI Hospitality reports Q1 adjusted FFO 9c, one estimate 9c The shares closed at $3.75, up $0.12 or 3.31% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $1.90 to $3.63.
Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:MDSO): Medidata Solutions reports Q1 adj EPS 21c, consensus 22c The shares closed at $28.64, up $2.73 or 10.54% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $14.07 to $27.96.
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