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  • Today - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • 12:38 PM
    • LaMaitre Vascular (LMAT +0.6%) will report Q3 results on October 28 after the close. The conference call will begin at 5:00 pm ET.
    • Consensus view is EPS of $0.05 on revenues of $17M.
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  • 11:58 AM
    • Shire plc (SHPG +0.5%) will report Q3 results on October 24 before the open. Teh conference call will begin at 9:00 am ET.
    • Consensus view is EPS of $2.47 on revenues of $1.46B.
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  • 11:48 AM
    • Capital Senior Living Corp. (CSU +1%) will report Q3 results on November 4 after the close. The conference call will begin at 4:00 pm CT/5:00 pm ET.
    • Consensus view is EPS of $0.02 on revenues of $98M.
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  • 11:42 AM
    • Techne Corp. (TECH +2.2%) d/b/a Bio-Techne will report fiscal Q1 results on October 28 before the open. The conference call will begin at 8:00 am ET.
    • Consensus view is EPS of $0.87 on revenues of $109M.
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  • 11:37 AM
    • United Therapeutics (UTHR +0.7%) will report Q3 results on October 28 before the open. The conference call will begin at 9:00 am ET.
    • Consensus view is EPS of $1.97 on revenues of $335M.
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  • 11:31 AM
    • WuXi PharmaTech (WX +4%) will report Q3 results on November 12 after the close. The conference call will begin the next day, November 13, at 8:00 am ET.
    • Consensus view is EPS of $0.48 on revenues of $173M.
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  • 11:19 AM
    • Akorn (AKRX +2.5%) will report Q3 results on November 6 in the morning. The conference call will begin at 9:00 am CT/10:00 am ET.
    • Consensus view is EPS of $0.25 on revenues of $155M.
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  • 11:14 AM
    • Sequenom (SQNM -1.5%) will report Q3 results on November 4 after the close. The conference call will begin at 2:00 pm PT/5:00 pm ET.
    • Consensus view is a loss of ($0.09) per share on revenues of $43M.
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  • 10:35 AM
    • Helix Energy (HLX +5.9%) opens with strong gains after Q3 earnings and revenues easily beat Wall Street expectations, as both its well intervention and robotics businesses thrived.
    • In its earnings conference call, HLX says it sees FY 2014 EPS of $1.85-$1.95 vs. $1.80 analyst consensus estimate and revenues of $1.1B vs. $1.09B consensus.
    • Total backlog as of Sept. 30 was ~$2.4B, nearly all in the well intervention and robotics businesses; total 2014 capex is forecast at $385M, with $242M incurred YTD.
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  • 10:25 AM
    • Parker Hannifin (PH +2.9%) will report FQ1 results on Oct. 28. The conference call is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    • Consensus view is EPS of $1.67 on revenues of $3.3B.
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  • 10:22 AM
    • Flamel Technologies (FLML +2%) will report Q3 results on October 31 before the open. The conference call will begin at 10:00 am ET.
    • Consensus view is a loss of ($0.12) per share on revenues of $12M.
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  • 10:17 AM
    • Fluidigm Corp. (FLDM +2.4%) will report Q3 results on October 30 after the close. The conference call will begin at 2:00 pm PT/5:00 pm ET.
    • Consensus view is a loss of ($0.47) per share on revenues of $29M.
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  • 10:16 AM
    • A. O. Smith (AOS +3.6%) has announced third quarter net earnings of $50.6M, or $0.56 per share vs. $46.2M or $0.50 per share last year.
    • North America sales: +6% to $392.4M; rest of world sales: +13% to $198.5M.
    • During the first nine months of the year, the company repurchased approximately 1.8M shares of common stock at a total cost of $86.6M.
    • The company increased 2014 guidance, and now expects full-year GAAP earnings of between $2.23-$2.27 per share with adjusted earnings of between $2.37-$2.41 per share.
    • Q3 results
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  • 9:37 AM
    • Verizon (VZ -0.8%) had 1.52M wireless retail postpaid net adds in Q3, up from 941K a year ago and indicating further share gains in spite of tough price competition; the total base is at 100.1M. Retail prepaid net adds totaled just 9K; the base is at 6.1M.
    • Price competition is affecting wireless service revenue growth: Though still better than AT&T/Sprint's, growth slowed to 4.8% from 5.9% in Q2 and 7.5% in Q1. Meanwhile, Edge smartphone upgrade plan adoption contributed to a 28.9% increase in equipment revenue, which in turn contributed to a 190 bps drop in wireless op. margin to 31.9%.
    • Retail postpaid churn rose slightly to 1.00% from 0.94% in Q2 and 0.97% a year ago. Retail postpaid ARPA +1% Q/Q and +3.5% Y/Y to $161.24.
    • Smartphone users made up 77% of the retail postpaid base at the end of Q3, up from 75% at the end of Q2. Postpaid smartphone sales rose 21% Y/Y.
    • Wireline revenue (30% of total revenue) fell 0.8%. Consumer retail revenue +4.5% thanks to FiOS growth and strategic services +1% due to data growth, but small business -4.1% and core -11.7% due to voice declines. Wireline op. margin rose to 2.3% from 1.5% a year ago.
    • 114K FiOS video and 162K FiOS Internet subs were added; those figures are up from Q2 levels, but down from year-ago levels. Verizon now has 5.5M FiOS video and 6.5M FiOS Internet subs. Wireline voice connections fell 6.4% Y/Y to 20.1M.
    • Verizon still expects 4% 2014 revenue growth; consensus is at 4.6%. Capex guidance has been narrowed to $17B from $16.5B-$17.5B.
    • Q3 results, PR
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  • 9:28 AM
    • CNB Financial (NASDAQ:CCNE): Q3 EPS of $0.39.
    • Revenue of $21.94M (+22.6% Y/Y).
    • Press Release
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  • 9:14 AM
    • Lakeland Bancorp (NASDAQ:LBAI): Q3 EPS of $0.22 in-line.
    • Revenue of $33.26M (+3.5% Y/Y) misses by $0.33M.
    • Press Release
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  • 9:11 AM
    • Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) reports organic sales 4% in Q3 with all segments showing a volume gain.
    • Segment revenue growth: Personal care +3.9% to $2.475B, Consumer Tissue +4.4% to $1.697B, K-C Professional +3.6% to $873M, Health Care -2.7% to $392M.
    • Guidance: The company sets its outlook for FY14 EPS at $5.93-$6.03 vs. $6.00-$6.15 prior and $6.06 consensus.
    • KMB +0.9% premarket
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  • 8:46 AM
    • Mueller (NYSE:MLI): Q3 EPS of $0.42 misses by $0.03.
    • Revenue of $602.8M (+14.0% Y/Y) misses by $2.2M.
    • Press Release
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  • 8:46 AM
     
    • Net income of $531M, or $1.28 per diluted share vs. $452M, or$ 0.90 per diluted share in the same quarter a year ago.
    • Total revenues grew 3.5% to $3.7B and operating income increased 14% to $772M, the highest quarterly operating income total in the Company's history. Organic revenues grew 3.5%, with North American and international growth of 4% and 3%, respectively.
    • Record operating margins of 20.9% increased 190 bps, with enterprise initiatives contributing 120 bps. All segments produced operating margin improvement, with five segments growing operating margins by more than 200 bps.
    • The Company is raising its full-year EPS guidance range to $4.57-$4.65 from $4.50-$4.62.
    • For Q4, the Company is forecasting EPS to be in a range of $1.07-$1.15, on 2-3% percent organic revenue growth. Total revenue growth in Q4 is projected to be flat due to currency translation effects.
    • Q3 results
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  • 8:45 AM
    • Macrocure (NASDAQ:MCUR) will report Q3 results on November 3 after the close. The conference call will begin the next day, November 4, at 9:00 am ET.
    • Consensus view is a loss of ($0.31) per share.
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