Content about Guidance

January 8, 2014

Soft sales at leading home goods retailer Bed Bath & Beyond led to a puny comp increase of 1.3%, lower than expected third quarter profits and a downward revision to fourth quarter expectations.

November 26, 2013

Undeterred by volatility in its sales results, leading footwear retailer DSW maintained its pace of expansion and opened 16 new stores to end the third quarter with 393 locations.

November 21, 2013

Add Target to the list of retailers whose weak third quarter sales performance highlighted troubling spending behaviors that threaten to undermine its holiday sales performance.

November 14, 2013

Kohl’s issued a grim fourth quarter sales forecast after third quarter same store sales fell 1.6% and profits fell short of expectations.

October 22, 2013

Following third quarter results, Whirlpool is increasing its full-year diluted earnings per share guidance to $10.45 to $10.65 from the previous range of $10.05 to $10.55, and its full-year adjusted earnings per share to $9.90 to $10.10 from the previous range of $9.50 to $10.

October 15, 2013

Johnson & Johnson saw its growth initiatives pay off in the third quarter and increased its earnings guidance for 2013.

September 12, 2013

Kroger achieved its 39th consecutive quarter of positive identical supermarket sales, and is raising its guidance as a result.

April 16, 2013

Softer than expected sales trends prompted Target to lower its first quarter earnings outlook Tuesday morning.

January 25, 2013

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble posted a boost in sales and earnings for the second quarter and raised its outlook for the fiscal year, the company announced on Friday.

September 7, 2012

Kroger attributed its gains in sales and earnings in the second quarter to cost control and increased customer loyalty and was confident enough to raise its earnings guidance.

August 8, 2012

After delivering a 22% increase over the prior year in diluted per share for it second quarter (from 55 cents to 67 cents), Macy's Inc. has raised its full-year earnings guidance for 2012.

May 17, 2012

Gap Inc. raised its full year guidance Thursday after reporting first quarter sales and earnings per share growth.

May 16, 2012

First quarter earnings at Target exceeded a profit forecast the company increased last month after a strong start to the quarter.

May 10, 2012

Despite dropping from the previous year, Kohl's said its net income for the first quarter ended April 28 was in line with its expectations.

February 23, 2012

Target overcame modest fourth-quarter sales growth to report profits that exceeded earnings guidance and also provided a better than expected outlook for 2012.

February 21, 2012

Macy's continues to see improved financial performance, reporting fourth-quarter sales and earnings today that exceeded management’s expectations.

November 15, 2011

Walmart delivered a long awaited same-store sales increase of 1.3% at its U.S. stores division in the third quarter and pointed to ongoing momentum for the holidays with comps guidance in the range of flat to up 2%.

October 13, 2011

Ahead of its investor presentation Thursday, PetSmart announced that it is raising its third quarter guidance.

August 25, 2011

Despite a comps dip during its second quarter, Big Lots performance was enough for the company to raise its fiscal 2011 guidance.

August 18, 2011

Walmart beat analysts’ second quarter earnings estimates by a penny when it reported earnings per share of $1.09.

August 16, 2011

The combination of new store growth, a 2.5% same-store sales increase and expanding gross margins enabled Dick’s Sporting Good to produce earnings per share of 52 cents and exceed analysts’ estimates by two cents.

June 30, 2011

Family Dollar disappointed its investors this week with a third-quarter earning report in which gross margin pressures caused the company to report earnings per share of 91 cents that were four cents shy of analysts’ consensus estimates. The operator of 6,900 stores also said its 4.7% same-store sales increase was short of guidance of 5% to 7% and then used the occasion to lower fourth-quarter sales and earnings forecasts.

May 23, 2011

Target CFO Doug Scovanner moderated analysts’ second-quarter and full-year earnings expectations slightly, although it can at times be difficult to tell given the language used to communicate in the Wall Street guidance game.

For example, Scovanner noted that analysts’ consensus estimate for second-quarter earnings per share of $1 seemed potentially achievable, but was above the midpoint of a range of likely outcomes. He also applied similar language to analysts’ full-year earnings per share estimate of $4.23, noting that it too seemed above the midpoint of a reasonable range.

May 17, 2011

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reported first-quarter earnings that were above the company's guidance, reflecting stability and strength in global operations, according to president and CEO, Mike Duke.

Walmart's net income was $3.4 billion, or 98 cents per diluted share, compared with net income of $3.3 billion, or 87 cents per diluted share. 

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