These 5 Stocks Saw Trading Price Swings This Past Week Post Earnings

Layne Christensen Co. (NASDAQ:LAYN) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $-0.91 in the quarter versus EPS of $-4.55 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 16.72% to $229.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Layne Christensen Co. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.91 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $-0.29. It missed the average revenue estimate of $254.69 million.

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W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 14.4% to $2.94 in the quarter versus EPS of $2.57 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 3.95% to $2.28 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $2.94 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $2.74. It missed the average revenue estimate of $2.31 billion.

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Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 21.05% to $0.23 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.19 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Decreased 0.39% to $134.3 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Heartland Express, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.23 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.19. It missed the average revenue estimate of $137.97 million.

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United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 47.22% to $0.19 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.36 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 67.68% to $1.1 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

United Rentals, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.19 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.48. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.11 billion.

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Marten Transport Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 28% to $0.32 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.25 in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue Rose 8.58% to $164.47 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Marten Transport Ltd. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.32 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.26. It beat the average revenue estimate of $161.38 million.

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