Thirteen Stocks In Hot List, Why Favorite For Investors: Willbros Group, Petmed Express, Parker Drilling, Hasbro, Walt Disney, McDonald’s, SAP AG, Oracle, salesforce.com, Gartner, Lennox International , Spartan Stores, Nash-Finch

Willbros Group Inc (NYSE:WG) shares jumped over 14% in last trading session as it lifted its Q2 outlook view, declaring a improved than anticipated performance in its Utility Transmission & Distribution segment, harmonized by what it characterized as modest improvement in its Oil & Gas segment.

Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) reported that its fiscal Q1 earnings escalated 20 percent as the retail pet pharmacy declared a surge in new customers and higher sales. Results exceeded anticipations.

Parker Drilling Company (NYSE:PKD) anticipates Q2 revenue above analyst predictions, counting contributions from its April acquisition of International Tubular Services Ltd.

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) with The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) decided to expand the toy maker’s merchandising rights to Marvel characters an extra 2 years, whereas Hasbro also declared a 16  percent edged down in Q2 earnings among weaker sales of boys-focused toys.

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) announced on Monday that its Q2 earnings moved up 3.7% as worldwide similar-store sales ticked higher, other than both top and bottom-line growth cut down short of Wall Street outlooks and margins plunged. Sterne Agee specifically declared that lower than predicted June similar store sales and prospects for flat similar-store sales in July as drags on the stock.

SAP AG (ADR) (NYSE:SAP) and Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) have for years conquered the market for software utilized by firms to manage tasks ranging from payroll to customer billing. A current shift from permanent software installations on firm premises to applications that can be rented online and run on mobile devices has agreed increase to competitors and put pressure on SAP’s legacy software business

A cloud specialist salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM), previous year displaced SAP as the top seller of software to manage customer relationships, according to researcher Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT)

Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) reported on Monday that its Q2 earnings jump 44 percent as the heating-and cooling-equipment maker’s revenue topped consensus estimations and margins improved. The firm also lifted its full-year adjusted earnings estimation.

Regional grocery distributor Spartan Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPTN) decided to purchase food distributor Nash-Finch Company (NASDAQ:NAFC) for around $312M in stock. An agreement it said will make the combined firm a top distributor to military commissaries and exchanges in the U.S. Nash Finch shareholders will got 1.2 shares of Spartan Stores for every share they hold, worth Nash Finch at $25.44 per share.

Judgment day for Restaurant Stocks: McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Yum! Brands, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Fast food giant McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD)’s shares surged in premarket trading after it  declared a 2.6% growth in worldwide similar sales for May. Looking at the partial performance, U.S. similar sales in May surged 2.4 percept led by breakfast, McDonald’s extensive range of chicken options and the ongoing plea of everyday value.

Europe’s monthly similar sales increased 2.0% driven chiefly by optimistic results in the U.K. and, to a lesser extent, Russia as both markets inserted popular summer-time promotions featuring premium burgers and specialty menu options. However, downbeat performance in Germany and France dampened the segment’s results.

While during May, APMEA’s similar sales increased 0.9%, reflecting optimistic performance across a number of markets and relatively flat performance in Japan, partly offset by pessimistic results in China, which were resulted by Avian influenza. System wide sales for the new month escalated 3.6%, or 5.2% in constant currencies.

In last close, McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) stock reports increased 1.65% to the closing price of $98.82. Its fifty-two week range was $83.31-$103.70. The total market capitalization remained $72.33B.

While other restaurant stocks, The Wendy’s Co (NASDAQ:WEN) shares surged lower than 1 percent in premarket trading on optimistic sales results expectations.

On other hand, Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) shares plunged in premarket trading. The equities researchers at UBS AG was upgraded its rating for the stocks of YUM by from a “neutral” rating to a buy rating in a research report issued on Friday,

Shares of  Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE:KKD) also surged more than 1.25 in premarket trading on optimistic climate in industry

Judgment Day for Restaurant Stocks: McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Yum! Brands, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Fast food giant McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD)’s shares surged in premarket trading after it  declared a 2.6% growth in worldwide similar sales for May. Looking at the partial performance, U.S. similar sales in May surged 2.4 percept led by breakfast, McDonald’s extensive range of chicken options and the ongoing plea of everyday value.

Europe’s monthly similar sales increased 2.0% driven chiefly by optimistic results in the U.K. and, to a lesser extent, Russia as both markets inserted popular summer-time promotions featuring premium burgers and specialty menu options. However, downbeat performance in Germany and France dampened the segment’s results.

While during May, APMEA’s similar sales increased 0.9%, reflecting optimistic performance across a number of markets and relatively flat performance in Japan, partly offset by pessimistic results in China, which were resulted by Avian influenza. System wide sales for the new month escalated 3.6%, or 5.2% in constant currencies.

In last close, McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) stock reports increased 1.65% to the closing price of $98.82. Its fifty-two week range was $83.31-$103.70. The total market capitalization remained $72.33B.

While other restaurant stocks, The Wendy’s Co (NASDAQ:WEN) shares surged lower than 1 percent in premarket trading on optimistic sales results expectations.

On other hand, Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) shares plunged in premarket trading. The equities researchers at UBS AG was upgraded its rating for the stocks of YUM by from a “neutral” rating to a buy rating in a research report issued on Friday,

Shares of  Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE:KKD)                also surged more than 1.25 in premarket trading on optimistic climate in industry

Dow Tumbles More Than 200 Points But Now Seems Recovering – (MCD, MSFT, BA)

U.S. stocks opened lower and are under pressure today, with the Dow recovering from an earlier decline of over 200 points, fueled by fears that Spain may need a full rescue package and rising worries that Greece may leave the euro. There appeared a huge sell-off, with oil prices falling 3% and copper prices declining 2.7%. The euro moved down further, dropping as low as $1.207.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) hit 12,583.41 mark today 4 and, at last check, was down 146.60 points to 12,675.97. Among Dow 30 only Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) are in positive territory.

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD)

Upset by a slowing global economy and the impact of a stronger dollar, McDonald’s Corp reported second quarter results lower-than-expected profit on Monday and said sales growth would sluggish this month. Net income slipped 4.5 percent to $1.35 billion, or $1.32 per share. The value of sales overseas for U.S. companies lessen by the impact of the stronger dollar, cut 7 cents a share from earnings in the latest quarter. Higher taxes also weighed on profits.

[article_detail_ad_1]Earnings results that are lower than expected, cause McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) to decline -2.96% in mid day trading. It is currently trading at $88.88 with the total volume of 6.62 million shares more than average volume of 6.57 million. MCD has market capitalization of 90.16 billion and its beta value stands at 0.42 times making it less volatile stock.

 

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) is upgraded from a “neutral” to “buy” by Hilliard Lyons.

Microsoft Corp. today announced the accessibility of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Trust Center, a website that will grant people with in-depth information about the confidentiality and security practices for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online service.

Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) fell down -3.07% to $29.19 with the total volume of 32.69 million shares in mid day trading. Stock’s 52 weeks low price was $23.79 and 52 weeks high price was $32.95. MSFT has earnings per share of $2.00 and its price to earnings ratio ended at 14.58.

 

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA)

The Boeing Company (Boeing) is an aerospace company. BA reported the fall of -1.42% to $72.84 and its total volume in mid day trading was 2.22 million shares. Its 52 weeks price change was $56.01-$77.83.

BA is ahead its 52 week low with 32.47% and its last month price volatility remained 1.84%. Its beta coefficient was 1.24 with a target price of $85.81. In its share capital BA has 749.09 million outstanding shares while 745.09 million shares have been floated in market. BA has insider ownership of 0.33% with its institutional ownership remained 72.15%. Company’s current year earnings per share grew with 19.72% while the five year EPS growth rate was +13.44%.