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  • TASER International – Momentum

    TASER International, Inc. (TASR) reported a positive earnings surprise of 75% in its third quarter, marking the sixth beat in the last seven quarters. On the same day as its announcement, shares of this Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) manufacturer of electronic control devices reached a 52-week high of $8.45. Another Solid Quarter On October […]

  • PVR Offers 6.5M Common Units – Analyst Blog

    PVR Partners, L.P. (PVR) once again decided to issue common units and utilize the proceeds to replenish its revolving credit facility. The partnership plans to offer 6,500,000 common units to the public. This transaction is subject to market and other clauses. The unitholders of this offering will get limited partner interests in the partnership. With […]

  • PerkinElmer, Inc. (PKI) – Bull of the Day

    We upgrade our recommendation on PerkinElmer, Inc. (PKI) to Outperform based on its third quarter results. Earnings per share of $0.45 surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. PerkinElmer is a leader in several life science segments. It has added new related areas as part of its reorganization and divested unrelated businesses. As a […]

  • Aspen Technology – Aggressive Growth

    Aspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN), a leading software and services provider targeting process industries, reported solid fiscal first quarter results on November 1. This Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) has now delivered an average earnings surprise of 213.0% over the past 4 quarters. The Zacks Consensus Estimates for 2013 and 2014 have each advanced in the […]

  • Allstate Corp. (ALL) – Bull of the Day

    We have upgraded our recommendation on Allstate Corp. (ALL) to Outperform based on significant reduction in catastrophe losses, claims and operating expenses coupled with enhanced premiums that improved the combined ratio, ROE and book value per share so far in 2012. Also, these factors aided the company's second quarter earnings upbeat, substantially outpacing the Zacks […]

  • Eagle Bancorp – Momentum

    Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (EGBN) has delivered positive earnings surprises in the last four quarters; most recently beating by nearly 13% in the third quarter. This Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy), commercial bank hit a new 52-week high on October 31 shortly after its quarterly announcement. With a solid year-to-date return of 37.2% and an expected […]

  • Bayer AG – ADR (BAYRY) – Bull of the Day

    Bayer AG's (BAYRY) earnings per share during the third quarter of 2012 came in at EUR1.68 (approx $1.50) compared to EUR1.12 (approx. $1.58) in the year-ago period. The company recorded an 11.5% (5.5% on an adjusted basis) growth in revenues to 9,665 million. Growth was witnessed across all major divisions at Bayer. Bayer continues to […]

  • BMC's 2Q EPS Beats by a Penny – Analyst Blog

    BMC Software Inc. (BMC) reported fiscal second quarter 2013 earnings per share of 71 cents, inching past the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 70 cents. Revenue Total revenue in the reported quarter was $548.2 million, down 1.5% from $556.7 million in the year-ago quarter. The company registered a massive growth in ESM wins during the quarter […]

  • Strong 3Q at AXIS Capital – Analyst Blog

    AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (AXS) reported third quarter 2012 operating earnings of $1.63 per share, substantially beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 62 cents and surging ahead of 74 cents earned in the year ago-quarter. Operating income was $201 million in the quarter, soaring nearly 112% over the prior-year quarter. The quarter experienced low level […]

  • Union First Market Bankshares – Value

    Union First Market Bankshares Corporation (UBSH) reported a third-quarter earnings surprise of 12.1% last month, which means that this regional bank has now beaten quarterly estimates in 9 of the last 10 quarters. Shares have been on the rise since the announcement, while rising earnings estimates helped UBSH become a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) […]