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J. M. Smucker (SJM) reported first quarter adjusted EPS of $1.34 Wednesday morning, compared to $1.21 in the prior year period. The consensus estimate was for EPS of $1.37. J. M. Smucker gapped open lower Wednesday morning, but traded in a range throughout the session. The stock finished with a loss...

Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) announced in a regulatory filing after the bell Tuesday that it has decided to withdraw its 2014 financial guidance. Hertz gapped open dramatically lower Wednesday morning, but regained some ground in the second half of the morning. Shares recovered even further going...

La-Z-Boy Inc. (LZB) reported first quarter adjusted net income from continuing operations of $0.20 per share after the bell Tuesday, up from $0.18 per share last year. The consensus estimate was for EPS of $0.21. La-Z-Boy gapped open lower Wednesday and declined during the first half of the session....

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings (PTX) announced Wednesday morning that it has closed its acquisition of Treximet. Pernix now estimates full year 2014 revenues of $110 million to $120 million with adjusted EBITDA of $22 million to $24 million. Pernix estimates full year 2015 revenues will be approximately...

American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) reported second quarter EPS of $0.03 Wednesday morning, down from $0.10 in the prior year period. Analysts had been expecting break-even results. Third quarter EPS is expected to be between $0.17 and $0.19, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.18. American Eagle...

Shutterfly Inc. (SFLY) spiked sharply to the upside around 10:15 AM Wednesday, but settled into a range for the remainder of the session. The sharp increase was due to media reports that private equity firms are looking to acquire the company. Shutterfly ended the session with a gain of 4.95 at $54.79...

Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $0.90 Wednesday morning, up from $0.65 in the prior year period. Analysts expected EPS of $0.89. Full year 2015 EPS is expected to be between $3.72 and $3.90, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.73. Hain Celestial Group gapped...

International Rectifier Corp. (IRF) announced around midday Wednesday that it agreed to be acquired by Infineon Technologies AG for $40.00 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $3 billion. International Rectifier also reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $0.30 a short while...

Teen-clothing retailer Aeropostale Inc (ARO), which recently revealed the appointment of its former Chief Executive Officer Julian Geiger to lead the company once again, is due to post its second quarter results. The New York-based company is expected to post a loss of $0.49 per share, wider than the...

Skilled Healthcare Group (SKH) announced after the close Monday that it has signed a definitive agreement to combine with Genesis HealthCare. Skilled Healthcare shareholders will collectively own 25.75% of the vote and value of the fully-diluted equity of the combined company. Skilled Healthcare...

Kennametal Inc. (KMT) announced Tuesday morning that its Chairman, President and CEO, Carlos Cardoso, has decided to retire from the company effective on December 31, 2014. Kennametal spiked to the upside during the first half hour of trade Tuesday. The stock was range-bound for the remainder of...

Elizabeth Arden Inc. (RDEN) reported a fourth quarter adjusted loss of $1.04 per share Tuesday morning, compared to the profit of $0.10 per share last year. Analysts expected a loss of $0.34 per share. Looking ahead, the company expects a modest improvement in adjusted earnings for fiscal 2015 over...

TJX Companies (TJX) reported second quarter adjusted EPS of $0.75 Tuesday morning, which topped the consensus estimate of $0.73. Third quarter EPS is expected to be between $0.81 to $0.85, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.85. Full year adjusted EPS is expected to be between $3.10 and $3.18, compared...

Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) reported second quarter EPS of $0.49 after the close Monday, down from $0.51 a year ago. The consensus estimate was for EPS of $0.49. Urban Outfitters gapped open higher Tuesday and climbed in early trade, before settling into a range. The stock closed up by 1.67 at $38.59...

American Woodmark Corp. (AMWD) reported first quarter adjusted EPS of $0.52 Tuesday morning, which exceeded the consensus estimate of $0.43. American Woodmark gapped open sharply higher Tuesday and posted gains in early trade, before settling into a range. The stock closed up by 5.55 at $36.88, with...