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Author: Mukesh Buch
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Last Update: 11:20 AM EST December 06 2018

11:15 AM New York City, New York Ė Children''s Place declined after lowered fiscal outlook. G-III Apparel beats earnings estimates and the apparel maker lifted fiscal outlook. H&R Block net loss widened. Kroger net plunged.

Tollbooth Index plunged 635.18 or 4.1% to 14,828.94 but for the year-to-date soared 7.8%.

Earnings Review

Argan Inc (AGX) jumped 3.9% or $1.64 to $43.07 after the engineering construction services provider said revenues in the third-quarter ending in October plunged 50% from a year ago to $116.5 million.

Net income in the quarter surged 88% to $32.4 million or $2.07 per diluted share from $17.2 million or $1.09 in the same quarter last year.

At Home Group Inc (HOME) plunged 17.4% or $4.85 to $22.96 after the home decor products retailer stated net sales revenues in the third-quarter ending on October 27 soared 25.5% from a year ago to $267.2 million.

Comparable store sales in the quarter jumped 5.2%.

Net income in the quarter soared to $11.1 million or 17 cents per diluted share from $2.4 million or 4 cents in the same quarter last year.

The retailer forecasted fiscal 2019 net sales growth between 22% to 23% or $1.159 billion to $1.164 billion and net income in the range of $48.7 million to $50.7 million and diluted earnings per share in the range of 73 cents to 76 cents.

Children''s Place Inc (PLCE) declined 19% or $23.40 to $99.65 after the kidís specialty retailer said net sales in the third-quarter ending on November 3 advanced 6.6% from a year ago to $522.5 million.

Same store sales in the quarter soared 9.5%.

Net income in the quarter jumped 13.2% to $49.9 million or $3.03 per diluted share from $44.1 million or $2.44 in the same quarter last year.

Children''s Place lowered fiscal 2018 diluted earnings per share forecast to a range $7.69 to $7.79 from the earlier estimate of $8.09 to $8.29 and net sales in the range of $1.955 to $1.960 billion.

G-III Apparel Group LTD (GIII) tumbled 19.6% or $7.99 to $32.77 after the fashion apparel maker stated net sales in the third-quarter ending in October jumped 4.7% from a year ago to $1.1 billion.

Net income in the quarter surged 15.2% to $94 million or $1.86 per diluted share from $81.6 million or $1.65 in the same quarter last year.

G-III lifted fiscal 2019 net sales forecast of about $3.08 billion from the earlier estimate of $3.06 billion and net income between $132 million and $137 million from the earlier estimate of $125 million and $130 million and diluted earnings per share between $2.59 and $2.69 from the earlier estimate of $2.45 and $2.55.

H&R Block Inc (HRB) fell 17 cents to $27.36 after the tax preparation services provider reported revenues in the second-quarter ending in October jumped 5.7% from a year ago to $148.9 million.

Net loss in the quarter widened to $171 million or 86 cents per diluted share from $148 million or 74 cents in the same quarter last year.

The Kroger Company (KR) dropped 2.2% or 62 cents to $28.04 after the supermarkets operator reported total sales in the third-quarter ending on November 10 slid 0.3% from a year ago to $27.7 billion.

Net income in the quarter plunged 20.2% to $317 million or 39 cents per diluted share from $397 million or 44 cents in the same quarter last year.

Kroger lowered fiscal 2018 diluted earnings per share forecast to between $3.80 and $3.95 from the earlier estimate of $3.88 to $4.03.

Verint Systems Inc (VRNT) gained 1.2% or 53 cents to $43.88 after the software and hardware products provider said revenues in the second-quarter ending in October soared 8.3% from a year ago to $304 million.

Net income in the quarter jumped to $18.9 million or 29 cents per diluted share from $2.5 million or 4 cents in the same quarter last year.
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