EARNINGS FORECAST TABLE: Vodafone 1Q 2012/13 sales
The following is a summary of analysts' forecasts for Vodafone Group plc (VOD) first-quarter results, based on a poll of four analysts conducted by Dow Jones Newswires (figures in million pounds; dividend and target price in pence; according to IFRS).
W.W. Grainger 2Q Results: Postgame Scorecard
W.W. Grainger's (NYSE:GWW) profit climbed in the second quarter. Earnings and Revenue The company's EPS fell in line with analyst expectations of $2.63 a share while revenue of $2.25 billion missed estimates of $2.27 billion. The estimates of 13 analysts ranged from profit of $2.57 to profit of
U.S. Housing Starts Jump 6.9% in June
U.S. home building rose in June to the highest level in nearly four years, confirming that the housing market has finally started to boost the struggling economy after a prolonged bust.
Ericsson Earnings Miss Views as Poor Margins Weigh
Swedish network equipment vendor Ericsson (ERIC) Wednesday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in second-quarter earnings, with profits stunted by a high number of low-margin sales in Europe and slow demand in some markets, but said it expects improvement towards the end of the year.
DATA SNAP: US May Housing Starts Highest Since Oct 2008
========================================================== U.S. Housing Starts June May ! Consensus: ! Total Starts: +6.9% -4.8% ! +5.2% ! Single-Family: +4.7% +2.2%r ! Actual: ! ! +6.9% ! ========================================================== By Sarah Portlock and Alan Zibel WASHINGTON--U.S.