Big Lots Q1 Profit Beats Estimates; Raises Earnings Guidance – Quick Facts

Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) reported first-quarter adjusted earnings per share meaningfully higher than the company’s expectations while sales growth and comps were in line with its guidance. Comparable store sales increased 1.5% for the first quarter, compared to the company’s guidance of an increase in the low single digits. Looking forward, Big Lots increased fiscal 2019 adjusted earnings per share outlook.
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Viacom beats earning estimates on strong box office sales

Viacom, the owner of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, beat second-quarter earning estimates on strong box-office sales even as it saw revenue from shows decline on continued cord cutting. For the three months ended March 31, Viacom’s net income rose 41.4 percent to $ 376 million, or 93 cents a share. Excluding items, the company earned…
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Starbucks Raises 2019 Earnings Guidance; Q2 Profit Beats Estimates

Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) announced, with solid first-half financial results, the company is on track to deliver on its full-year commitments. For fiscal 2019, non-GAAP EPS is projected in the range of $ 2.75 to $ 2.79, revised from a range of $ 2.68 to $ 2.73 previously. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect the company to report profit per share of $ 2.71 for the fiscal year. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items. The company continues to expect global comparable store sales growth between 3% and 4%.
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Chipmaker ASM beats first-quarter targets, sees market outperformance in 2019

Dutch semiconductor supplier ASM International on Wednesday reported first-quarter revenue of 249 million euros ($ 278.5 million) and an order intake of 235 million euros, both exceeding its own expectations.

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Morgan Stanley Shares Rise After Q1 Profit Beats Estimates

Morgan Stanley (MS) reported first-quarter earnings that surpassed the analysts’ estimates. Shares of the company were up more than 2 percent in premarket trade. The bank reported earnings of $ 1.39 per share compared with $ 1.45 per share a year ago. Total earnings declined 9 percent year-over-year to $ 2.34 billion. During the quarter, it recorded certain tax benefits of $ 101 million, or $ 0.06 per share. Excluding this, earnings were $ 1.33 per share. On average, 20 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $ 1.16 for the quarter. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items. Wealth Management delivered pre-tax income of $ 1.2 billion reflecting strong expense management.
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UnitedHealth beats first-quarter profit estimates and raises its 2019 forecast

UnitedHealth reported a 22.2% rise in first-quarter profit, driven by strength in its main insurance business and Optum unit.
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The Weekend Reset: Buster, Big Beats and Killing Robocalls

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It’s Friday. Looking for something to switch up your weekend, or to give you an excuse to relax a little? That’s what the Weekend Reset is for. Each week contributor Tim Johnstone pulls together five things to get your weekend started. Could be something to read or watch, something to eat or listen to, or even something to do. Enjoy the weekend fellas.


READ: Consider this your lifehack of the week.

If there is one thing I don’t do with my phone, it’s actually make calls and such. As in talking. Actually communicating via telephone seems so late 19th century. In the instance when mine actually rings, I deliver a withering side-eye and cuss like a sailor before ignoring it completely. You may have a different relationship with your phone. And that’s all good. I would imagine however, that we are of like mind when it comes to Robocalls. Which means this is totally relevant to your interests. With thanks to Joe for the heads up.


LISTEN: Jai Wolf brings big melodies to go with the big beats.

More of this please. Jai Wolf is a Bangladeshi-American producer who, having worked with Skrillex and other big names in the EDM world has released a debut collection of his own. This is electronic music that is warm and embraceable. The title gives away the idea here. The Cure To Loneliness. You have to be working hard to not find comfort in these songs. Yet it all rings true. It feels good. At the dog end of a particularly craptacular day gone by, I stumbled upon this and within minutes I had let my arguments with the day fade away. Not even kidding. There’s an indie-rock feel to some of this in a way that is less moronic than it sounds.


EAT: A different take on Spring’s favorite root vegetable. 

Roasted radishes with Herbs. I am fairly flabbergasted at the notion that people roast radishes. It’s not the actual roasting that flabbers my gast, but the idea that in all of my time on this particular orb, I had never run across it or had thought of doing it myself. I am such a disappointment. You, who aren’t burdened with such failure, are free to enjoy completely. But for reals, this is so good.


FISH: As in, adopt one. Or two.

My brother spent some time living at my place this summer, because life. While I was off enjoying a week at a mountain lake, he was goofing around at the state fair and when I returned I discovered a big fish bowl and two goldfish on my dining table. I was introduced to Loki and Thor and when my brother moved out last fall, the fish stayed behind. I knew this was going to happen the moment I saw them. What I didn’t know was how attached I would get to these guys. My previous experience with a state fair goldfish culminated with my father dumping the dregs of his scotch into the fishbowl when I was nine. To be honest, it culminated with a ceremonial flush later that night. I have since learned that even goldfish have personalities. So to speak. Mostly. Having lived with them for a good while now, I have to say that this article and this article do a good job of explaining why I am happy they’re still with me. Photo by Sri Lanka on Unsplash.


WATCH: I’m late to this party but what a party it is.

And by party I mean Western.  An entire anthology of first rate Westerns as only Joel and Ethan Coen could create. You get everything here. All the feels. ALL OF THEM. Because it’s the Coen Brothers, it is laugh out loud funny as well as bark real loud uncomfortable, funny or otherwise. Just don’t get too emotionally attached to the characters. Let’s face it, the American West of the era portrayed here, was not exactly the best of times. It was pretty brutal in fact. And with this as a backdrop, the stories that play out do so in ways that stick with you. The cast includes many Coen regulars along with a few surprises (Dudley Dursley we are looking at you!) including a classic performance from Tom Waits.


Tim Johnstone is Dappered’s music correspondent as well as our resident gatherer of all things interwebs related. He’s currently chasing his spirit animal. 

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Acuity Brands Q2 Profit Beats Estimates; Sales Up 2.7% – Quick Facts

Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) reported that its adjusted EPS for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 increased 5.3 percent, to $ 1.99 compared with adjusted diluted EPS of $ 1.89 for the year-ago period. On average, 9 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $ 1.81 for the quarter. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items. Adjusted operating profit increased 6.7 percent, to $ 112.4 million from the year-ago period adjusted operating profit of $ 105.3 million.
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Dominic Thiem Beats Roger Federer to Secure First Masters 1000 Title at Indian Wells

Thiem had lost in his previous two ATP Masters 1000 finals while Federer was in the final for the third straight year and lost for the second year in a row.

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Citigroup Turns To Profit In Q4, Beats View; But Revenues Miss

Citigroup Inc. on Monday reported a turnaround to profit in the fourth quarter as the year-ago quarter’s results included the impact of a hefty charge related to the U.S. tax reform. The latest quarter’s results also benefited from a reduction in expenses, lower cost of credit and a lower effective tax rate that helped offset a decline in revenues.
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Oprah Winfrey Beats Michael Jordan, Jay-Z, & Diddy For America’s Wealthiest

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As we near the end of 2018, Forbes announced their annual earnings list. Tuesday they announced America’s Wealthiest Celebrities.

In 2017, notable icons like Oprah Winfrey, Michael JordanSean “Diddy” CombsShawn “Jay-Z” Carter, and Andre “Dr. Dre” Young earned a spot on the list. While Winfrey, Jay, Jordan, and Diddy maintained or earned more of their counterparts for 2018, Dr. Dre was out-earned by returnees like Tiger Woods, along with newcomers, Kylie Jenner and author James Patterson.

This year, Oprah landed at the #3 spot earning a staggering $ 2.8 billion; while Jordan was right behind her with the #4 spot earning $ 1.7 billion; two of music’s biggest returned to the list: Jay-Z earned $ 90 million more than he did in 2017, and landed two spaces up to the top #5 spot with $ 900 million.

Diddy came in at #8 by earning at least $ 829 million, while Tiger Woods finished out the list with $ 800 million.

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The crazy Instant Pot deal that beats Black Friday’s sale is somehow still in stock

Instant Pot Cyber Week Sale

The Instant Pot DUO80 8 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker went on sale during the Black Friday blitz at a $ 42 discount, and people went completely crazy over it. Rightfully so, since this is the biggest and perhaps best multi-use cooker model that Instant Pot makes. So many people were upset that they had missed the crazy deal, but then something magical happened: it went back on sale yesterday with an even deeper discount! We felt compelled to tell you about this crazy deal one last time because it’s somehow still in stock on Thursday morning. This 8-quart model for just $ 79 is probably the best sale on any Instant Pot model that we’ve ever seen, and we’ll be shocked if it’s still available at this price by mid-day today.

Instant Pot DUO80 8 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooke…: $ 79.00

Here’s more info from the product page:

  • Duo 8 Quart, the number 1 selling multi-cooker, combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Marker and Warmer, prepares dishes up to 70% faster to support your busy lifestyle
  • Features 14 Smart Programs – Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté/Simmer, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Slow Cook, Keep Warm, Yogurt, Manual, and Pressure Cook. Now, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button
  • Healthy, stainless steel (18/8) inner cooking pot made from food grade 304, no chemical coating, 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution, fully sealed environment traps the flavours, nutrients and aromas within the food
  • Built with the latest 3rd generation technology, the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve your desired results every time
  • UL and ULC certified with 10 safety mechanisms to provide you with added assurance, designed to eliminate many common errors
  • Accessories include stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, condensation collector and recipe booklet
  • Power supply: 120V – 60Hz

BGR Top Deals:

  1. Holy cow, this 8-quart Instant Pot is cheaper today than it was on Black Friday
  2. The discounted $ 26 Wyze Cam has features you won’t even find in a $ 200 Nest Cam

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Watch: West Virginia Beats Texas on Gutsy Two-Point Conversion

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier threw for 346 yards and three scores, then added a go-ahead two-point conversion score to lead the Mountaineers to a gutsy win over Texas.

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Old Dominion Freight Line Q3 Profit Surges; Beats View – Quick Facts

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. (ODFL) on Thursday reported a 69.5 percent surge in profit for the third quarter from last year on double-digit growth in revenues. Earnings per share for the quarter beat analysts’ estimates, while revenues matched expectations.
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Disney and Beats By Dre have just collabed on the coolest Mickey Mouse headphones

Oh boy.

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The past month has been a whirlwind of Disney-related nostalgia as the brand’s iconic mouse is turning 90 this year. From super cool Vans’ collaborations through to an omega nostalgic 90s Flashback line, music lovers are the next to get their much-needed dose of nostalgia with a pair of sick headphones. Audiophiles, steel yourselves — Beats by Dre have just launched the ultimate pair of headphones for Disney lovers and we’re totally in love.

The new headphones have been created especially for Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary and unsurprisingly, he’s plastered all over the wireless headphones. Designed in a cool grey and with big comfy cushioned ear muffs, you’ll find Mickey striking a pose across the band looking ready to bust a move as you bust out some tunes.

Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary Edition Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones

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Priced at £279.95, sold through Apple and Disney

Available on November 11

The headphones also come with a cute anniversary pin, sticker and a sleek felt case (because something this adorable needs to be protected). You also don’t have to worry about any fiddly cables getting in the way as it’s totally wireless, meaning you can leave your phone on the table and go about your business in the house without lugging your tech around. And you know what that means: impromptu vacuuming dance party.

The headphones aren’t available just yet, but you’ll be able to snag a pair of your very own on November 11. You’re going to have to pay top dollar though, as they’re priced at £279.95 and will be available through the Apple store and online on Potential Christmas present? (‘Tis the season for expensive gifts, after all.)

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Citigroup Q3 Profit Up 12%, Beats View; But Revenues Miss

Citigroup Inc. on Friday reported a 12 percent increase in profit for the third quarter from last year, as slightly lower revenues were more than offset by a lower tax rate as well as decline in cost of credit and expenses. Earnings per share beat analysts’ expectations, while revenues missed estimates. Citigroup’s effective tax rate was 24 percent in the quarter.
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