TJX - The discount retailer raised its third quarter outlook above Street estimates, with the company also predicting a quarterly comp store sales increase of four percent. TJX had previously seen same-store sales growth at 2-3 percent.
QEP Resources – The oil producer now has hedge fund Jana Partners as its largest shareholder, with an SEC filing indicating Jana has taken a 7.5 percent stake in the company.
duPont – The company reported third quarter profit of 45 cents per share, excluding certain items, four cents above estimates. Revenue was essentially in line. Dupont's results were helped by strong performances for solar panel sales, among other products.
Delta Air Lines – Delta beat estimates by five cents, reporting third quarter profit of $1.41 per share, excluding certain items.
United Technologies – United Technologies beat estimates by one cent with third quarter profit of $1.55 per share. Revenue was short, however, due to weakness in military aerospace markets and the slow pace of recovery in Europe. The company did, however, raise the lower end of its earnings forecast for the full year.
Whirlpool – The appliance maker earned $2.72 per share, excluding certain items, for the third quarter, beating estimates by 11 cents, and also raised its full year forecast because of strong sales.
Coach – Coach earned 77 cents per share for the fiscal first quarter, beating estimates by a penny. Revenue was below estimates, as sales remained weak in North America.
Lexmark–Lexmark earned 95 cents per share for the third quarter, excluding certain items, beating estimates by four cents. Revenue was well above estimates as well for the provider of printing-related services.
Lockheed Martin – The defense contractor reported third quarter profit of $2.57 per share, excluding certain items, beating estimates of $2.26. Revenue also beat estimates, and Lockheed raised its full year forecast as well.
Netflix – The video service reported third quarter profit of 52 cents per share, three cents above estimates. Netflix also predicted current quarter profit would come in above current Street consensus, and also said it expected to add more than two million domestic subscribers during this quarter.
VMWare – VMWare earned 84 cents per share for the third quarter, excluding certain items, two cents above estimates. The maker of cloud software also said it is seeing strong licensing revenue growth, and that it expects this trend to continue into 2014.
Texas Instruments – The chipmaker beat estimates by three cents with third quarter profit of 56 cents per share, but its current quarter forecast falls short of consensus. The shortfall comes amid flagging demand for chips used in cars, appliances, and industrial products.
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