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VMware Inc. (VMW) reported third quarter adjusted EPS of $0.87 after the bell Tuesday, compared to $0.84 in the previous year. Revenues rose 18% to $1.52 billion from $1.29 billion last year. Analysts expected EPS of $0.83 and revenues of $1.50 billion. VMware gapped open dramatically lower Wednesday,...

Cree Inc. (CREE) reported first quarter adjusted EPS of $0.24 after the close Tuesday, down from $0.39 last year. The consensus estimate was for EPS of $0.36. Second quarter adjusted EPS is expected to be between $0.20 and $0.24, which is below the consensus estimate of $0.39. Cree gapped open sharply...

Tupperware Brands Corp. (TUP) reported third quarter adjusted EPS of $0.90 Wednesday morning, which beat the consensus estimate of $0.91. The company expects to report fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $1.55 to $1.60 and between $5.21 and $5.26 for the full year. Analysts are expecting EPS of $1.70 and...

Unisys Corp. (UIS) reported third quarter adjusted EPS of $1.30 after the close Tuesday, compared to $0.25 in the previous year. Analysts expected EPS of $0.60. Unisys gapped open sharply higher Wednesday morning and posted gains in early trade, before settling into a range. The stock ended the day...

Six Flags Entertainment (SIX) reported third quarter adjusted EPS of $1.56 after the close Tuesday, which topped the consensus estimate of $1.50. Six Flags Entertainment gapped up sharply Wednesday and climbed steadily until mid-morning. The stock was range-bound for the remainder of the session...

iRobot Corp. (IRBT) reported third quarter EPS of $0.48 after the bell Tuesday, up from $0.26 in the prior year period. Analysts expected EPS of $0.33. The company expects to report fourth quarter EPS of $0.26 to $0.31 and between $1.20 and $1.25 for the full year. The consensus estimates are for EPS...

Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (RGLS) announced Wednesday morning that it has demonstrated human proof-of-concept with a microRNA therapeutic from an ongoing clinical study evaluating RG-101, for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection. Regulus Therapeutics gapped open dramatically higher Wednesday,...

Earth-moving equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) is due to report its third quarter results before the opening bell. The earnings of the company are expected to decline to $1.36 per share from the year-ago quarter's $1.45 per share. Further, the company is anticipated to report revenues of $13.19...

Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) reported third quarter EPS of $0.69 Tuesday morning, compared to $0.73 in the previous year. Analysts expected EPS of $0.60. Harley-Davidson gapped open sharply higher Tuesday, but traded in a range for the majority of the session. The stock closed up by 4.27 at $62.65...

Waters Corp. (WAT) reported third quarter adjusted EPS of $1.38 Tuesday morning, which exceeded analysts' expectations of $1.29. Waters Corp. gapped open sharply higher Tuesday and climbed throughout the first half of the session. Shares finished with a gain of 9.63 at $107.17 on the highest volume...

Healthstream Inc. (HSTM) reported third quarter EPS of $0.12 after the bell Monday, up from $0.08 in the previous year. Healthstream gapped up sharply Tuesday and climbed steadily until mid-morning. The stock advanced further going into the close and finished up by 5.30 at $29.67, on the highest...

Illumina Inc. (ILMN) reported third quarter adjusted EPS of $0.77 after the bell Monday, compared to $0.45 a year ago. Analysts had expected EPS of $0.56. The company also increased its full year adjusted EPS forecast to between $2.63 and $2.65, from prior expectations of $2.26 to $2.28. The consensus...

Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) reported third quarter adjusted EPS of $0.49 after the bell Monday, which topped the consensus estimate of $0.47. Total revenues were $769.5 million, up from $754.8 million in the prior year. Analysts expected revenues of $773.32 million. Rent-A-Center gapped open sharply...

Coca-Cola Co. (KO) reported third quarter adjusted EPS of $0.53 Tuesday morning, which was flat with the prior year result. Analysts expected EPS of $0.53. Looking ahead, the company said it expects to be below its long-term earnings per share growth target for 2014. Coca-Cola gapped open sharply...

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) reported third quarter EPS of $4.15 after the close Monday, up from $2.66 in the prior year period. Revenues came in at $1.08 billion. Analysts expected EPS of $3.84 and revenues of $1.06 billion. The company expects mid-teens comparable restaurant sales increases in...