12:50 PM New York – Barnes & Noble net loss widened but revenues jumped 8%. Carnival net nearly tripled and lifted earnings outlook. FactSet Research net jumped 9% on 13% increase in revenues. IHS profit fell 2%.
Tollbooth Index jumped 83.34 or 0.8% to 10,237.36.
Barnes & Noble Education Inc
) rose 6 cents to $9.65 after the bookstore chain operator said revenues in the fourth-quarter ending in April soared 7.6% from a year ago to $294.8 million.
Comparable store sales in the quarter jumped 4.5% but in the year comparable store sales decreased 1.9%.
Net loss in the quarter widened to $2.8 million or 6 cents per diluted share compared to $0.3 million or 1 cent per share from the same quarter last year.
The book retailer forecasted total sales in the fiscal 2017 to increase between 2% to 4% while comparable store sales are expected to be between flat and 2% lower than the prior year.
) fell 27 cents to $43.40 after the cruise line operator reported revenues in the second-quarter ending in May jumped 3.3% from a year ago to $3.71 billion.
Net income in the quarter soared 172.5% to $605 million or 80 cents per diluted share compared to $222 million or 29 cents per share from the same quarter last year.
In the third-quarter, the cruise line operator estimated earnings per share in the range of $1.83 to $1.87.
Carnival lifted earnings per share forecast in the fiscal year between $3.25 and $3.35 compared to March guidance of $3.20 to $3.40.
FactSet Research Systems Inc
) slipped $1.34 to $150 after the professional information provider stated revenues in the third-quarter ending in May surged 13% from a year ago to $287.5 million.
Net income in the quarter jumped 8.8% to $66.8 million or $1.62 per diluted share compared to $61.4 million or $1.45 per share from the same quarter last year.
The company estimated revenues in the fourth-quarter between $292 million and $298 million and operating margin in the range of 31% to 32% and diluted earnings per share between $1.61 and $1.65.
) gained 1.2% or $1.29 to $109.18 after the analytical information services provider said revenues in the second-quarter ending in May advanced 6% from a year ago to $587.9 billion.
Net income in the quarter fell 2% to $50.1 million compared to $50.9 million and diluted earnings per share were flat at 74 cents from the same quarter last year.