Small cap Mediterranean restaurant stock Zoe’s Kitchen Inc (NYSE: ZOES) reported Q1 2017 earnings after the market closed yesterday withresults basically meeting Wall Street expectations, but shares are sinking more than 10% in premarket trading. Total revenue increased 12.6% to $90.6 million as comparable restaurant sales decreased 3.3% consisting of a 4.6% decrease in transactions and product mix offset by a 1.3% increase in price.Net income was$19.0 thousand versusnet income of$1.4 million. The CEO commented:
Our first quarter was largely in line with our expectations, reflecting the challenging traffic trends that prevailed across the industry, as well as the cycling of our 8.1% comp from 2016. With similar traffic trends continuing into the second quarter, we have revised our full year outlook. While we are dissatisfied with our comp result in the first quarter, we continued to grow share in our largest markets and are confident in the overall health of our brand.”
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- [By Stephan Byrd]
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- [By Max Byerly]
AAON (NASDAQ:AAON) – Equities researchers at DA Davidson cut their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of AAON in a report issued on Wednesday, April 11th. DA Davidson analyst B. Thielman now expects that the construction company will earn $0.24 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.25.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
AAON (NASDAQ:AAON) reached a new 52-week high and low on Friday . The stock traded as low as $29.05 and last traded at $30.50, with a volume of 203355 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $31.65.
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- [By Jeremy Bowman, Leo Sun, and Steve Symington]
Still, investors looking to make huge gains, as many had hoped to do from cryptocurrency, can find plenty of opportunity in stocks, some of which are even connected to cryptocurrencies. Here’s why our contributors recommend Square (NYSE:SQ), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), and JD.com (NASDAQ:JD).
- [By Chris Lange]
The last major company to file for a confidential IPO was Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP), and going back even further Jack Dorseys startup Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) was a confidential filing as well.
- [By Craig Jones]
On CNBC's "Options Action", Dan Nathan spoke about unusually high options activity in Square Inc (NYSE: SQ). Put options outnumbered call options 1.5 to 1 and Nathan noticed a large put options purchase, when the stock was trading at $54.70.
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- [By Lee Samaha]
Like its peer Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), Deere & Company (NYSE:DE)has seen its stock decline in 2018. While end market conditions are improving and both companies raised guidance, the market has decided to take a dim view of their prospects. In Caterpillar’s case I think the market is overly worried by management’s commentary on rising raw material prices, and a similar argument applies to Deere. Let’s take a look at why it’s time to get greedy with Deere stock.
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Construction equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) said Tuesday that steel will be a headwind all year.
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- [By Logan Wallace]
Hennessy Advisors Inc. lessened its position in shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) by 97.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,762 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 64,688 shares during the quarter. Hennessy Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Caterpillar were worth $260,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.