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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
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
Pier 1 profit plunges on weak sales

...Earlier this month, Pier 1 lowered its quarterly earnings estimate to a range of 12 cents to 14 cents a share, prompted...Previously, the chain had cut its first-quarter earnings estimate to between 14 cents and 17 cents a share. Sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/16/fin_419089.shtml
Finance
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
Stocks suffer again from profit anxiety

...analyst Richard Klugman lowered his first-quarter earnings estimate on BellSouth. The stock fell 2 13/16 to 42...Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette analyst lowered his earnings estimate, lost another 2 3/16 Tuesday to close at 35 11...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/24/bus_257156.shtml
Business
Business briefs

...P&G CINCINNATI - Procter & Gamble Co. said Thursday that it is comfortable with analysts' 1-cent increased earnings estimate for the fourth quarter that ends June 30. Analysts have raised their fourth-quarter earnings estimates to 97 cents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/11/bus_418537.shtml
Business
Consumer-staples companies expect gains despite rising costs

...company announced in March that its fiscal third-quarter earnings were expected to exceed the average Wall Street earnings estimate at the time by one or two cents a share. The announcement marked the ninth time in 10 quarters that P&G raised...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/16/fin_412336.shtml
Finance
Retailers report sluggish April sales

...Same-store sales are considered the best measure of a retailer's strength. The apparel chain also boosted its earnings estimate for the first quarter. "The consumer is way off her game," said Todd Slater, an analyst at Lazard Freres...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/09/bus_372085.shtml
Business
Stocks fall on Disney, Hewlett-Packard warnings

...percent, to 917.57. Disney fell 86 cents to $17.68 after the entertainment company lowered its fourth-quarter earnings estimate, citing weak ticket sales for its latest animated film, "Treasure Planet." Hewlett-Packard dropped 86 cents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/05/bus_362281.shtml
Business
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