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Rite Aid Corp. (RAD) reported third quarter EPS of $0.10 Thursday morning, up from $0.04 in the prior year period. Analysts expected EPS of $0.05. The company expects to report full year 2015 EPS of $0.31 to $0.37, while analysts are expecting EPS of $0.31. Rite Aid gapped open sharply higher Thursday,...

Winnebago Industries Inc. (WGO) reported first quarter EPS of $0.37 Thursday morning, down from $0.40 a year ago. Analysts expected EPS of $0.45. Winnebago gapped open sharply lower Thursday, but moved in a narrow range throughout the session. The stock closed down by 1.99 at $21.86 on the highest...

Dunkin' Brands Group (DNKN) announced Thursday morning that it expects to report full year 2014 adjusted EPS of $1.75 to $1.76. Analysts are expecting EPS of $1.76. Full year 2015 adjusted EPS is expected to be between $1.88 and $1.91, which is below the consensus estimate of $2.02. Dunkin' Brands...

Kirby Corp. (KEX) announced after the bell Wednesday that it now expects to report fourth quarter EPS of $1.10 to $1.20, down from prior expectations of $1.30 to $1.40. The company also lowered its full year EPS forecast to between $4.84 and $4.94, from previous guidance of $5.04 to $5.14. The consensus...

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TTPH) announced after the bell Wednesday that it Phase 3 clinical trial of eravacycline met its primary endpoint. The trial compared eravacycline to ertapenem, for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infection. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals gapped open sharply...

Accenture (ACN) reported first quarter EPS of $1.29 Thursday morning, up from $1.15 a year ago. Analysts expected EPS of $1.20. For fiscal 2015, Accenture raised its outlook for net revenue growth to a range of 5 percent to 8 percent, from the prior range of 4 percent to 7 percent. However, the company...

Kraft Foods Group Inc. (KRFT) announced Thursday morning that its CEO Tony Vernon, plans to retire on December 27, 2014. The company's board of directors has named John Cahill as his successor. Kraft Foods gapped open higher Thursday and climbed throughout the first hour of trade. The stock advanced...

Oracle Corp. (ORCL) reported second quarter adjusted EPS of $0.69 after the bell Wednesday, which surpassed analysts' expectations of $0.68. Oracle gapped open sharply higher Thursday and climbed during the first half hour of trade. The stock rose further going into the close and finished up by 4.19...

XL Group plc (XL) confirmed Wednesday that it is involved in preliminary discussions with Catlin regarding a potential transaction. XL Group gapped open lower Wednesday and pulled back in early trade, before settling into a range. The stock finished down by 1.35 at $33.66 on the highest volume of...

Ruby Tuesday Inc. (RT) announced after the bell Tuesday that second quarter same-restaurant sales fell by 1.0 percent. Ruby Tuesday gapped open lower Wednesday and steadily declined until around 1:30PM. The stock finished with a loss of 1.33 at $6.79 on above average volume. Ruby Tuesday sank to...

FedEx Corp. (FDX) reported second quarter EPS of $2.14 Wednesday morning, up from $1.57 a year ago. Analysts had expected EPS of $2.22. Full year 2015 EPS is expected to be between $8.50 and $9.00. The consensus estimate is for EPS of $9.12. FedEx gapped open lower Wednesday and fell during the first...

Visteon Corp. (VC) announced Wednesday morning that it agreed to sell its nearly 70% ownership interest in Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. to an affiliate of Hahn & Co. for approximately $3.6 billion. Visteon gapped open sharply higher Wednesday, but pulled back a bit in early trade, before settling...

Digital River Inc. (DRIV) announced Wednesday morning that it agreed to extend the term of its Operations Digital Distribution Agreement with Microsoft (MSFT) to March 31, 2017. Digital River gapped open sharply higher Wednesday, but was range-bound throughout the session. Shares finished with a...

Volcano Corp. (VOLC) announced Wednesday morning that it agreed to be acquired by Royal Philips for USD 18.00 per share, or approximately USD 1 billion. Volcano gapped open dramatically higher Wednesday morning, but traded in a narrow range throughout the session. The stock closed up by 6.35 at $17.84...

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday morning that Pantry Inc. (PTRY) is close to a deal to sell itself. Pantry gapped open sharply higher Wednesday and climbed steadily until mid-morning. The stock ended the day with a gain of 6.66 at $35.52 on the highest volume of the year. Pantry has been...