Stocks To Watch For October 1, 2013
Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:
Wall Street expects Walgreen Co (NYSE: WAG) to report its Q4 earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $17.95 billion. Walgreen shares gained 0.91% to $54.29 in after-hours trading.
Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX) reported its FQ1 earnings of $0.44 per share on revenue of $607.9 million. However, analysts projected earnings of $0.43 per share on revenue of $605.1 million. Paychex shares fell 0.74% to $40.34 in the after-hours trading session.
Analysts are expecting Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) to have earned $$1.02 per share on revenue of $569.33 million in the fourth quarter. Acuity Brands shares rose 0.95% to close at $92.02 yesterday.
Diamond Foods (NASDAQ: DMND) posted a FQ4 loss of $147.1 million, or $6.71 per share, versus a year-ago loss of $32.9 million, or $1.52 per share. Its revenue dropped 11% to $199.8 million from $224 million. Excluding one-time items, it earned $0.09 per share. However, analysts expected the company to break even on revenue of $194 million. Diamond Foods shares tumbled 7.77% to $21.72 in the after-hours trading session.
Analysts expect Actuant (NYSE: ATU) to report its Q4 earnings at $0.50 per share on revenue of $328.79 million. Actuant shares fell 0.21% to $38.76 in after-hours trading.
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