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Stock Earnings Review For 2012/01/04

Earnings season continues and earnings releases still matter. Earnings are of a huge importance for stock investors. If they beat the expectations or disappoint, the market needs to correct the current valuation. Earnings are also a good indicator for the health of the whole economy, sector and industry. Here are the earnings highlights of the recent trading day:

Yesterday’s major earnings results in review

Mosaic (MOS) is acting within the “Specialty Chemicals” industry and has a market capitalization of 23.36 billion. Quarter sales of Mosaic grew 12.7% year-over-year. In addition, the company announced a quarter result of $1.40 per share. Analysts expected Mosaic to have an EPS of $1.28. A year ago, quarter earnings amounted to $1.01. For the full fiscal year EPS is expected to grow 204.03% percent and 15.10% for the upcoming 5-years. The stock price changed -0.55% and closed at $52.30.

Here are the current price ratios of the company:
P/E ratio: 8.52,
Price/Sales: 2.16,
Price/Book: 1.91,

6-Month Chart of Mosaic (Source: finance.yahoo.com)

Resources Connect (RECN) is acting within the “Management Services” industry and has a market capitalization of 486.64 million. Quarter sales of Resources Connect grew 4.7% year-over-year. In addition, the company announced a quarter result of $0.11 per share. Analysts expected Resources Connect to have an EPS of $0.12. A year ago, quarter earnings amounted to $0.09. For the full fiscal year EPS is expected to grow 308.84% percent and 15.00% for the upcoming 5-years. The stock price changed 0.27% and closed at $11.02.

Here are the current price ratios of the company:
P/E ratio: 19.33,
Price/Sales: 0.87,
Price/Book: 1.35,

6-Month Chart of Resources Connect (Source: finance.yahoo.com)

Sonic (SONC) is acting within the “Restaurants” industry and has a market capitalization of 417.30 million. Quarter sales of Sonic grew -.6% year-over-year. In addition, the company announced a quarter result of $0.09 per share. Analysts expected Sonic to have an EPS of $0.09. A year ago, quarter earnings amounted to $0.12. For the full fiscal year EPS is expected to grow -9.89% percent and 11.23% for the upcoming 5-years. The stock price changed -1.44% and closed at $6.85.

Here are the current price ratios of the company:
P/E ratio: 22.10,
Price/Sales: 0.76,
Price/Book: 8.25,

6-Month Chart of Sonic (Source: finance.yahoo.com)

Texas Industries (TXI) is acting within the “Cement” industry and has a market capitalization of 865.15 million. Quarter sales of Texas Industries grew 5.4% year-over-year. In addition, the company announced a quarter result of $-0.75 per share. Analysts expected Texas Industries to have an EPS of $-0.61. A year ago, quarter earnings amounted to $-0.40. For the full fiscal year EPS is expected to grow -66.58% percent and 10.67% for the upcoming 5-years. The stock price changed -1.65% and closed at $31.02.

Here are the current price ratios of the company:
P/E ratio: -,
Price/Sales: 1.37,
Price/Book: 1.26,

6-Month Chart of Texas Industries (Source: finance.yahoo.com)

UniFirst (UNF) is acting within the “Textile - Apparel Clothing” industry and has a market capitalization of 1.19 billion. Quarter sales of UniFirst grew 14.6% year-over-year. In addition, the company announced a quarter result of $1.30 per share. Analysts expected UniFirst to have an EPS of $1.07. A year ago, quarter earnings amounted to $1.20. For the full fiscal year EPS is expected to grow -2.38% percent and 5.25% for the upcoming 5-years. The stock price changed 3.09% and closed at $59.73.

Here are the current price ratios of the company:
P/E ratio: 15.51,
Price/Sales: 1.05,
Price/Book: 1.49,

6-Month Chart of UniFirst (Source: finance.yahoo.com)

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