Procter & Gamble reported mixed fiscal 1Q18 results. It topped analysts’ EPS estimate. However, sales remained shy of analysts’ consensus estimate.
PPG Industries’ (PPG) Industrial Coatings segment represented 39.40% of PPG Industries’ total revenue in 3Q17—compared to 39.30% in 3Q16.
The Performance Coatings segment contributes a bigger share of PPG Industries’ overall revenue. In 3Q17, the segment contributed 60.60%.
PPG Industries (PPG) reported an adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.52, which includes the unfavorable impact of natural disasters up to $0.05.
PPG Industries announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19 before the markets opened. It reported revenue of $3.77 billion—an increase of 3.0% on a YoY basis.
Currently, American Airlines (AAL) is trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA ratio of 6.7x.
Only four airlines—Delta Air Lines (DAL), Southwest Airlines (LUV), American Airlines (AAL), and Alaska Air Group (ALK)—pay dividends to investors.
At the end of 2Q17, American Airlines had ~$6.9 billion of cash on its balance sheet.
While the three major hurricanes are expected to impact its top line, American Airlines’ margins are expected to take a further hit due to increased fuel prices.
American Airlines’ (AAL) 3Q17 revenues are expected to grow 2.7% year-over-year to $10.9 billion, which is lower than the previous estimate of 4.8% year-over-year growth to $11.1 billion.
American Airlines (AAL) is expected to announce its 3Q17 earnings on October 26. AAL stock has fallen since mid-July due to several challenges facing the airline industry.
Of the 28 analysts that follow Dunkin’ Brands, 25.0% recommend a “buy,” 60.7% recommend a “hold,” and 14.3% recommend a “sell.”
On October 19, 2017, Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) was trading at a forward PE multiple of 21.6x compared to 20.5x before the announcement of its 2Q17 earnings.
Analysts expect Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) to post earnings per share of $0.63, which represents growth of 5.0% from $0.60 in 3Q16.
Analysts expect Dunkin’ Brands to generate revenues of $215.1 million, which represents 3.8% growth from $207.1 million in 3Q16.
Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) plans to announce its 3Q17 earnings on October 26. On October 19, DNKN stock was trading at $55.96 for a 6.5% return potential since its 2Q17 earnings report.
In the week ended October 14, 2017, Norfolk Southern (NSC) moved ~69,000 carloads compared with less than 67,000 units in the week ended October 15, 2016.
BSX’s EPS estimate for 3Q17 represents YoY (year-over-year) growth in the range of 9%–16%. In 2Q17, Boston Scientific registered EPS growth of 18.5% YoY.
Boston Scientific’s (BSX) 3Q17 revenues are expected to come in at $2.21 billion, representing YoY (year-over-year) growth of ~4.8%.
BSX stock has been performing well recently, and investor confidence appears to have ridden on innovative product launches and strong 2Q17 results.