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15
Sep

Carnival Earnings Preview For Tuesday's Release

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CCL RCL

Carnival Corporation  (CCL) 

Background:Carnival Corporation is one of the world's largest multiple-night cruise companies. The company offers a broad range of cruise brands serving the contemporary cruise sector of the vacation market through Carnival Cruise Lines and Costa, the premium cruise sector through Holland America Line and the luxury cruise sector through Cunard Line, Seabourn Cruise Line and Windstar Cruises.

Strong third-quarter earnings growth is expected by Wall Street before the market opens on September 23, 2014. The consensus mean is $1.44 a share, a gain of 6 cents (4.3%) from $1.38 during the corresponding quarter last year.

Estimates from analysts range from a low of $1.39 per share, up to the highest estimate of $1.55 per share.

Mon
15
Sep

Bed Bath & Beyond Earnings For Tuesday Preview

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BBBY TGT WMT

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.  (BBBY) 

Background: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail stores. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Union, New Jersey.

Bed Bath & Beyond is forecast to record lower second-quarter earnings after the market closes on September 23, 2014.

The consensus estimate is currently $1.14 a share, a drop of 2 cents (1.7%) from $1.16 during the equivalent quarter last year.

Analysts' estimates this quarter range from $1.11 to a high of $1.20 per share.

Mon
23
Jun

What Is a Stock Option

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GOOG GLD AMZN SPY

Equity options, more commonly known as stock options are derivitive contracts that shift risk from one party to the other. Some of a Derivitive's value is determined by the underlying price at execution, and entirely determined by its underlying value at expiration. A stock option conveys rights from the seller to a buyer. There are two types of stock options, Puts and Calls.

Thu
19
Jun

Kb Home Earnings Report Preview For Friday's Release

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KBH DHI LEN PHM

KB Home  (KBH) 

Background:  KB Home is a builder of single-family homes with domestic operations in several western states, and international operations in France. Domestically, the company builds innovatively designed homes which cater primarily to first-time homebuyers, generally in medium-sized developments close to major metropolitan areas. Internationally, the company also builds commercial projects and high density residential properties such as condominium complexes.

Kb Home is anticipated to report good second-quarter earnings before the market opens on June 27, 2014.

The consensus estimate is currently 20 cents a share, an improvement of 24 cents (-600%) from -4 cents during the same period last year. Analysts' estimates this quarter range from 8 cents, to a high of 28 cents per share.

Thu
19
Jun

Lennar Earnings Preview For Wednesday

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LEN DHI KBH PHM

Lennar Corp.  (LEN) 

Background:Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in homebuilding, financial services, and real estate businesses in the United States. Its homebuilding operations include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes; and the purchase, development, and sale of residential land.

Lennar is forecast to record lower second-quarter earnings before the market opens on June 25, 2014.

The consensus estimate is currently 51 cents a share, a drop of 10 cents (16.4%) from 61 cents during the equivalent quarter last year. Analysts are estimating as low as 42 cents per share, up to the most optimistic estimate of 60 cents per share.

The company currently pays 16 cents per share in dividends for a yield of 0.4%.

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