Deere Crushes Earnings Estimates

Includes: DE, RZTIQ, WFM
by: optionMONSTER

By Jon "DRJ" Najarian

Deere: Cost Cuts, Financing Strength Cited

The tractor manufacturer posted quarterly results that topped Wall Street expectations on cost cuts and strength at its in-house finance arm. Deere (NYSE:DE) blew past revenue forecasts by some $700 million and is getting lots of love in the pre-market as shares surge more than 6 percent to $57.06.

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Whole Foods Bags Big Profits

The grocery chain said quarterly profit jumped 71 percent to $55.1 million, or $0.32 a share, as sales rose 7 percent to $2.6 billion. WFMI also raised guidance and is seeing a nice bounce this morning to $32.70 from yesterday's close of $30.52.

Raser Gets $33 Million Grant

The energy technology company Raser (RZ) reported that the Treasury has approved its renewable energy grant application for a geothermal power plant. The grant was for $33 million, nearly half of Raser's market cap of $76 million. Any surprise that RZ is trading up 17 percent to $1.12?

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