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Company Spotlight: Best Buy

...Analyst Alan Rifkin increased his price target on Best Buy's shares to $50 from $38. He also raised his 2014 earnings estimate to $2.75 from $2.65 per share on expected benefits from cost cutting. Rifkin's forecast is above the $2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-09-23/company-spotlight-best-buy
All eyes on JPMorgan as banks report earnings

...Wall Street to pursue their strategies. That translates to lower fees, too.Most analysts have recently reduced earnings estimates for banks and also downgraded several stocks. Goldberg cut profit estimates for JPMorgan twice during the quarter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-07-12/all-eyes-jpmorgan-banks-re
Investors flee BP, drilling companies

...Offshore and Atwood Oceanics. It downgraded Noble and Transocean to "Neutral" from "Buy."Jefferies & Co. cut its earnings estimate on driller Oceaneering International because of uncertainty over the moratorium. FBR Capital Markets downgraded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-06-08/investors-flee-bp-drilling
Encore after funds' strong quarter won't be easy

...manager. "People were tired of the 'better-than-expected' concept - they wanted to see some real meat behind earnings estimates. And they want to see the economy cruising along a little better." Even though the market until recently reflected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/12/fin_540443.shtml
Finance
Board approves yearly increases in retiree pay

...Mark Sanford was the lone holdout on the five-member Budget and Control Board, which approved the increased earnings estimate Tuesday with a 4-1 vote. Mr. Sanford had vetoed the bill already, saying it incorrectly raised expected annual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/18/met_462571.shtml
Metro
Bank's third-quarter profit falls on markets turmoil

...earnings of $1.03 per share on $8.02 billion of revenue, according to analysts polled by Thomson Financial. The earnings estimates typically exclude one-time items. Mr. Thompson said the summer's turmoil in fixed-income markets "clearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/20/bus_148547.shtml
Business
Bank of America plans changes

...expected earnings of $1.06 per share on revenue of $18.3 billion, according to a poll by Thomson Financial. Earnings estimates typically exclude one-time items. Bank of America's shares fell $1.68, or 3.4 percent, to $48.35...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/19/bus_148369.shtml
Business
Can Google's stock gains go on?

...stock from $275 to $350 a share. He said that Google is trading roughly 42 times the investment firm's 2006 earnings estimate compared with Yahoo's forward price-earnings ratio of 55 and eBay Inc.'s p-e of 37. "We would argue because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/20/bus_456495.shtml
Business
Google stock hits new high as analysts boost earnings estimates

...obliterated estimates in the final quarter of 2004. Analysts recalculated again Friday, with some raising their future earnings estimates by 20 percent to 30 percent. ThinkEquity analyst John Tinker was among the most bullish, predicting earnings per...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/23/bus_451074.shtml
Business
Wal-Mart earnings rise in third quarter

...its earnings outlook for the full year to a range of $2.39 to $2.41 a share and offered a fourth-quarter earnings estimate of to 73 cents to 75 cents a share. Previously, the company had forecast annual earnings of between $2.34 and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/17/bus_434632.shtml
Business