The Dow (NYSE:DIA) ended Thursday 31 points lower, as oil (NYSE:USO) climbed above $107 a barrel — its highest in 2.5 years. Along with this morning’s BLS Unemployment data, how will earnings affect these 3 stocks?
1) CarMax (NYSE:KMX): Shares skidded and crashed 7.2% on Thursday, as the company released Q4 earnings. The company reported EPS of 39 cents per share, beating estimates only by 1 cent. Revenue increased 23% to $2.25 billion for the quarter. CarMax operates as a retailer of used cars across the United States. The company’s primary competitor is AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN).
2) Craft Brewers Alliance (NASDAQ:HOOK): Shareholders may need something stronger than beer after shares fell 4.11% on newly released 2010 results. Compared to 2009, net revenues increased 6% to $131.7 million, and EPS doubled from 5 cents to 10 cents. Investors may also want to consider Anheuser-Bush Imbev (NYSE:BUD) or Boston Beer Brewery (NYSE:SAM).
3) China Yuchai International Limted (NYSE:CYD): The Chinese diesel engine manufacturer and distributor saw its shares drive 7% higher after releasing Q4 results. Net sales increased from $490.6 million in last year’s Q4, to $606.5 million in the current Q4. The company also saw an impressive improvement in it’s operating margin, increasing to 20.3%, compared to only 10.9% in last year’s Q4. Cummins (NYSE:CMI) and Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) are also major forces to be reckon with in the diesel engine market.
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