Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
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CHICAGO, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com releases the list of companies likely to issue earnings surprises. This week's list includes Kroger (NYSE:KR), Staples (Nasdaq:SPLS), H&R Block (NYSE:HRB), Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE:HOV) and Transocean (NYSE:RIG).
The budget sequester has taken effect, but thankfully everything seems to be just fine.
The fourth quarter earnings season is effectively in the books now, though it will still be couple of more weeks before we can officially call an end to the reporting season. The focus this week will be on economic data, with the February jobs reports coming out on Friday. The budget sequester will also provide headlines, though thankfully the actual onset of the long-dreaded event has thus far been quite underwhelming.
But while earnings may not be in the headlines, we will have a total of 188 companies coming out with results this week, including 5 S&P 500 members. By the end of this week, we will be close to the finish line, having seen Q4 results from 491 S&P 500 companies or 98.2% of the index's total membership. The major companies reporting this week include Kroger (NYSE:KR), Staples (Nasdaq:SPLS), H&R Block (NYSE:HRB), Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE:HOV) and Transocean (NYSE:RIG).
The reality of the Q4 earnings season is that it has turned out to be not as bad as many of us suspected. Leaving aside anemic growth, on most other metrics the fourth quarter reporting season is quite good. Not only are the ratio and magnitude of surprises better than the previous quarter and comparable to the last many, but the tone of management guidance has also been less worrisome than was the case in the third quarter reporting season.
Total earnings for the 486 S&P 500 companies that have come out with Q4 results, as of Friday March 1, are up +2% from the same period last year, with 64% beating expectations with a strong median surprise of +3.4%.
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