Today at 08:20:27 AM by TradersCom
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Leading video game retailer GameStop $GME posted Q416 earnings of that beat top linr expectations however the third consecutive quarter of sales miss was too much leading to gloomy guidance or fiscal 2017 . In direct contrast to last quarter the stock is down 11%, after being up 8% last quarter's announcement.  The concern is the sales miss is from slack demand for gaming consoles which hurt the top and bottom line year over year.

Earnings Adjusted of $2.38 EPS beat consensus Estimate of $2.29. Net sales fell 13.6% year over year to $3,045.4 million short of consensus estimate of $3,116 million.

Reaction: GameStop Corp. NYSE Pre-market 21.20 -2.76 -11.52%
March 23, 2017, 07:11:41 PM by ThePitBoss
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Micron Technology $MU has followed up it's stellar fiscal first-quarter results in its second quarter ended March 2 beating the street handily again sending the stock up over 10% after hours.  Micron soared 9% after the last report.

Micron who makes semiconductor devices, including dynamic random-access memory, flash memory, and solid-state drives continued it's robust sales and earnings growth. Mu saw strong demand and limited supply for NAND and DRAM solutions.

Earnings: 90 EPS excluding items on sales of $4.65 billion up 58% on a year ago, Thomson Reuters expected 86 EPS excluding items vs. a year-earlier loss of 5 cents a share.

Reaction: Micron Technology $MU After-hours: After-hours: 29.19 +2.72 (10.28%)
March 23, 2017, 10:41:22 AM by HeidsterTrades
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This is a pretty cool blurb about Acceleware Ltd. this group has come up with a safe and so far effective form of radio frequency heat transfer to warm the oilsand for more efficient extraction of oil.  The link is to their Phase One test results on oil-sands in Calgary.

The technology is designed for both vertical an horizontal well types.  They were able to show the following over a three day test:

This is exciting news for Canada, now they just have to work on transportation infrastructure and they will be all set.
March 23, 2017, 10:12:40 AM by HeidsterTrades
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Libya's production levels are still below what they had been during pre-war times.  Libya's National Oil Corporation met and said that they plan to increase production in some fields by 55K barrels.

"It is high time to put an end to the gross violations being committed across Libya," he said, adding perpetrators may be hauled before the International Criminal Court.

"We are doing our best to increase production despite all the obstacles and circumstances," he said in a statement.
March 23, 2017, 08:40:26 AM by TradersCom
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Ford Motor (F) said Thursday that it is guiding lower first-quarter earnings, citing commodities and currency prices as major factors.

Earnings guidance cut from analyst consensus 47 cent per share to 30-35 cents, citing increased costs and weaker demand in an SEC filing. 

"higher costs (including commodities, warranty, and investments in emerging opportunities); lower volume (primarily fleet); and unfavorable exchange."

Reaction PreMarket: Shares of Ford -2.6%. General Motors (GM) -1.7% Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) - 2.5%.

Big Three US Carmakers General Motors $GM Ford $F Fiat Chrysler $FCAU Sales Fall
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