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bebbathbeyond-092314.jpg Home goods retailer Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. said Tuesday after the markets closed that its second quarter profit fell 10% from last year, as higher costs and expenses more than offset a 4.3% increase in sales. However, the company's quarterly earnings per share came in above analysts' expectations as did its quarterly sales. At the same time,
Carnival-CCL-092314.jpg Cruise operator Carnival Corp. & plc reported Tuesday a profit for the third quarter that increased from last year, which was weighed down by losses on ship sales and ship impairments. The results also reflected lower operating costs and revenue growth. Both adjusted earnings per share and quarterly revenues topped analysts' expectation. The company also raised earnings forecast for fiscal 2014.
Carmax-KMX-091314.jpg Used vehicles retailer CarMax, Inc. (KMX) Tuesday said profit for the second quarter increased from the prior year, amid higher revenues. However, comparable store used unit sales advanced only marginally and the results failed to please investors, sending the stock down by over 7 percent in pre-market trading.
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