NYMEX-traded May natural gas futures dropped by 1.62% on Monday. Natural gas prices hit a three-year low and settled at $2.49 per MMBtu on April 27, 2015.
According to Wall Street estimates, Cigna’s 1Q15 EPS will be $1.83—an increase of 19.6% from the 1Q14 projection. Cigna’s actual results have consistently beat analyst expectations.
Janus Capital Group (JNS) reported net profits of $45 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, beating the Wall Street analyst estimate by 3 cents.
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Despite lower earnings, Coach has maintained its dividend per share at $0.34 since 4Q13, and it’s confident it will meet its commitments thanks to a healthy cash position.
WTI crude oil trading in NYMEX for June delivery declined marginally by 0.28% and closed at $56.99 per barrel on Monday, April 27, 2015.
April has been a mixed bag for the aluminum industry. End user demand continues to be strong, at least in Alcoa’s core markets of North America and Europe.
Brinker International (EAT) released its third-quarter earnings on April 21. Brinker reported an adjusted EPS of $0.93, a 12% increase from $0.83 in 3Q14.
Starbucks released its 2Q15 earnings on April 23 after the market closed. It reported adjusted EPS of $0.33—an increase of 17.9% from the same quarter last year.
Treasury yields rose after Federal Reserve Bank of New York president William Dudley expressed optimism over US economic growth. This should lead to a 2015 rate hike.
eBay (EBAY) announced better-than-expected 1Q15 earnings last week. The company’s overall revenues increased by 4% to $4.45 billion year-over-year.
PepsiCo’s (PEP) first quarter revenue declined by 3.2% from the same quarter last year, due to the strengthening of the dollar against major foreign currencies.
Nucor reported its 1Q15 earnings on April 23. It posted EPS of $0.21, higher than Nucor’s own guidance. Wall Street was jubilant, sending Nucor shares up more than 2%.
Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) will release its 1Q15 earnings results after the US market closes on April 28.
The tech-heavy NASDAQ-tracking PowerShares QQQ Trust ETF (QQQ) was up 1.36%, while SPY gained 0.23%.
Coatue Management’s fourth quarter 13F filing revealed the fund’s decreased positions in Netflix, Adobe Systems, Baidu, Apple, and 3D Systems.
Natural gas futures for May delivery settled unchanged at $2.53 per MMBtu on April 24, 2015. The EIA released the natural gas weekly report on April 23.
AT&T 1Q15 earnings beat Wall Street consensus estimates. The company reported adjusted EPS of $0.63, beating Wall Street consensus estimates by 2.1%.
Verizon declared its results on April 21. It moved the assets and liabilities of its transaction with Frontier Communications to the held-for-sale category.