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MarketWatch 02/20/2020 17:53
President Donald Trump was angered last week after intelligence officials told lawmakers that Russia was already interfering in the 2020 election to aid Trump, the New York Times reported Thursday. The focus of Trump's anger was reportedly not the Russian efforts, but rather the fact that Democrats, including Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., were told of the findings, the Times said. Trump complained that Democrats would use the information against him, the Times reported, citing multiple sources familiar with the matter. The intelligence official who delivered the briefing to the House Intelligence Committee was an aide to Joseph Maguire, the director of national intelligence, who Trump announced he was replacing Wednesday. White House official.
MarketWatch 02/20/2020 17:37
Appian Corp. shares dropped in the extended session Thursday after the business process management software company's outlook fell short of Wall Street estimates. Appian shares fell 9% after hours, following a 1% rise in the regular session to close at $62.68. Appian expects an adjusted loss of 20 cents to 18 cents a share on revenue of $71 million to $71.5 million for the first quarter, and a loss of 58 cents to 55 cents a share on revenue of $296 million to $298 million for the year. Analysts had forecast a loss of 12 cents a share on revenue of $70.8 million for the first quarter, and a loss of 36 cents a share on revenue of $308.9 million for the year. The company reported a fourth-quarter loss of $10.8 million, or 16 cents a share, com.
MarketWatch 02/20/2020 17:23
Shares of Texas Roadhouse Inc. jumped 7% in the extended session Thursday after the restaurant chain reported fourth-quarter earnings above Wall Street expectations and raised its dividend. Texas Roadhouse said it earned $43 million, or 61 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $30 million, or 42 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Sales rose 20% to $725 million, compared with $606 million a year ago. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected EPS of 53 cents on sales of $714 million. Comparable-store sales rose 4.4% at company-owned restaurants and 3.4% at U.S. franchises, Texas Roadhouse said. The company guided for "positive" same-restaurant sales growth, capital expenditures between $210 million and $220 million, and "at least" 30.
MarketWatch 02/20/2020 17:08
First Solar Inc. shares fell more than 11% in the extended session Thursday after the solar-power company swung to a surprise quarterly loss and reported sales below expectations. First Solar said it lost $59 million, or 56 cents a share, in the fourth quarter, versus a profit of $52 million, or 49 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Sales rose to $1.4 billion from $691 million a year ago. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected First Solar to report a profit of $2.75 a share on sales of $1.7 billion. In a separate statement, First Solar guided for sales between $2.7 billion and $2.9 billion for 2020, with per-share profit between $3.25 and $3.75. The analysts surveyed by FactSet expect EPS of $3.64 on sales of $3.36 billion for the year.
MarketWatch 02/20/2020 16:54
Universal Display Corp. shares fell more than 6% in the extended session Thursday after the maker of LEDs and other products reported fourth-quarter profit below expectations. Universal Display said it earned $26.4 million, or 56 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $19.2 million, or 40 cents a share, in the fourth quarter of 2018. Revenue rose to $101.7 million compared with $70.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected earnings of 64 cents a share on sales of $101.0 million. The company said it expects sales growth in 2020, but cautioned that "significant new OLED capacity additions" in 2019 and "uncertainties" around the COVID-19 virus could have an impact on its orders. Universal Display sh.
MarketWatch 02/20/2020 16:50
Shares of eHealth Inc. rallied in the extended session Thursday after the online health insurance exchange's results and outlook topped Wall Street estimates. EHealth shares surged 14% after hours, following a 2.3% decline in the regular session to close at $129.18. The company reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $88.8 million, or $3.58 a share, compared with $26.1 million, or $1.25 a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted earnings were $4.13 a share. Revenue rose to $301.7 million from $134.9 million in the year-ago quarter. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast earnings of $2.43 a share on revenue of $231.6 million. EHealth expects adjusted 2020 earnings of $3.56 to $4.09 a share on revenue of $580 million to $620 million, w.
MarketWatch 02/20/2020 16:49
Ingevity Corp. announced Thursday afternoon that its chief executive resigned as "the result of matters relating to his personal conduct." The chemical company said that its board and CEO D. Michael Wilson agreed to the resignation, but did not provide any particulars about the executive's conduct. Wilson will be replaced as president and CEO on an interim basis by Richard Kelson, the company's chairman, and the board established a committee to search for a new CEO. Wilson had been CEO of Ingevity since September 2015. Ingevity also said that it expects the coronavirus outbreak to reduce its first-quarter revenue by $20 million to $30 million and adjusted earnings by $10 million to $15 million, but reiterated its full-year guidance. "We bel.
MarketWatch 02/20/2020 16:40
Shares of Livent Corp. fell more than 8% in the extended session Thursday after the lithium producer missed adjusted profit and sales expectations and said it expects lithium prices to remain "depressed." Livent said it lost $200,000, breakeven in per-share terms, in the fourth quarter, versus earnings of $26 million, or 19 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted for one-time items, Livent earned 5 cents a share, compared with 42 cents a share a year ago. Sales fell to $78 million from $120 million a year ago. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected adjusted earnings of 7 cents a share on sales of $81 million. Livent guided for 2020 revenue between $375 million and $425 million, and adjusted EPS between 18 cents and 31 cents. Its 20.
MarketWatch 02/20/2020 16:24
Zscaler Inc. shares dropped in the extended session Thursday after the cybersecurity company's earnings outlook fell short of the Wall Street consensus while other metrics topped estimates. Zscaler shares fell 11% after hours, following a less than 0.1% rise in the regular session to close at $65.18. For the fiscal third-quarter, Zscaler said it expects earnings of 1 cent to 3 cents a share on revenue of $105 million to $107 million, and earnings of 14 cents to 16 cents a share with billings of $512 million to $517 million for the year. Analysts surveyed by FactSet expect earnings of 4 cents a share on revenue of $104.5 million for the third quarter, and 15 cents a share with billings of $506.5 million for the year. The company reported a s.
MarketWatch 02/20/2020 16:22
Fitbit Inc. holiday sales declined more than 12% to the lowest fourth-quarter total for the company since it went public amid an acquisition attempt by Alphabet Inc. , according to an earnings report released Thursday afternoon. Fitbit reported fourth-quarter losses of $120.8 million, or 46 cents a share, on sales of $502.1 million, down from $571.2 million a year ago. After adjusting for stock-based compensation, acquisition costs and other expenses, Fitbit reported losses of 12 cents a share. Analysts on average expected Fitbit to report adjusted profit of 4 cents a share on sales of $531.7 million, according to FactSet. Fitbit noted that it sold more devices than a year ago, but at reduced prices. Google parent company Alphabet agreed to.
MarketWatch 02/20/2020 16:16
Dropbox Inc. shares were initially up 17% before settling to 7% in after-hours trading Thursday after the file-sharing service reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street estimates. The company also reported jumps in paying users (to 14.3 million) and average revenue per user (to $125). Dropbox reported a net loss of $6.6 million, or 2 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with a net loss of $9.5 million, or 2 cents a share, in the year-ago fourth quarter. Revenue improved 19% to $446 million from $375.9 million a year ago. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had expected a loss of 3 cents a share on sales of $443 million. Dropbox shares are down 26.9% over the last 12 months. The broader S&P 500 index has gained 21.6% in the last yea.
MarketWatch 02/20/2020 16:04
Stocks ended lower Thursday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite pulling back from record finishes posted a day earlier. Analysts said concerns over the spread of COVID-19 in China and neighboring countries appeared to be a factor in market weakness, but said there was no clear, single catalyst for the decline. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 388 points at its session low but ended the day off around 129 points, or 0.4%, near 29,219, according to preliminary figures. The S&P 500 fell around 13 points, or 0.4%, to close near 3,373, while the Nasdaq Composite lost around 66 points, or 0.7%, finishing near 9,751. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for mor.
MarketWatch 02/20/2020 15:22
The Colonel's (Chicken &) Donuts Shop will be open for business in Los Angeles this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Time, a pop-up location to launch a limited-time chicken-and-donuts offer. Kentucky Fried Chicken & Donuts will be available at participating restaurants starting Feb. 24 through March 16, pairing KFC chicken tenders with a warm glazed donut, or with the Kentucky Fried Chicken & Donuts Sandwich, which puts a chicken fillet between two glazed donuts. Customers can also add a donut to any meal for an extra charge. Kentucky Fried Chicken & Donuts had a test run in 2019. KFC is part of the Yum Brands Inc. portfolio. Yum Brands stock has gained 9.6% over the last year while the S&P 500 index is up 21% for the period. Market.
MarketWatch 02/20/2020 14:46
Oil futures settled higher on Thursday asU.S. government data showed a smaller-than-expected weekly climb in domestic crude inventories, along with declines in gasoline and distillate stockpiles. Prices also found support as a move by China's central bank to boost the nation's economy helped to ease concerns over a slowdown in energy demand. March WTI oil , which expired at the settlement, rose 49 cents, or 0.9%, to end at $53.78 barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the highest front-month contract finish since Jan. 24, according to FactSet data. April WTI oil , which is now the front-month contract, added 39 cents, or 0.7%, to settle at $53.88. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as
MarketWatch 02/20/2020 14:20
Domino's Pizza Inc. stock gained nearly 28% in Thursday trading, en route to a record close, after it reported fourth-quarter earnings and sales that beat expectations. Net income totaled $129.3 million, or $3.12 per share, up from $111.6 million, or $2.62 per share, last year. Adjusted EPS rose 19.5% year-over-year to $3.13, ahead of the $2.98 FactSet consensus. Revenue of $1.15 billion was up from $1.08 billion last year and also beat the $1.13 billion FactSet outlook. U.S. same-store sales increased 3.4% and international same-store sales were up 1.7%. FactSet was guiding for U.S. growth of 2.3% and an international increase of 2.0%. Domino's doesn't provide quarterly or annual guidance, however, the company has a two-to-three year outlo.
MarketWatch 02/20/2020 14:17
Shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. tumble 8.7% toward a four-month low in afternoon trading Thursday, putting them on track for the worst one-day performance in 8 1/2 years, after the metals service company beat fourth-quarter profit expectations and raised its dividend, but provided downbeat first-quarter outlook.

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