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3 Stocks That Could Make Huge Moves This Week
Abercrombie & Fitch Abercrombie & Fitch is a retailer of clothes for teens and young adults. The company reports earnings on Thursday morning Currently, 36% of Abercrombie’s shares are sold short. The retailer has lost popularity among its key demographic. Sales were down over 5% in the holiday quarter and the company currently has no permanent CEO.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short Term Abercrombie is expected to report a loss of $0.33 per share. Analysts expect the company to have collected $731 million in sales. For the rest of the fiscal year, expectations are set for $3.5 billion in sales and earnings of $0.96 per share. Over the Long Term Rumors have it that the CEO search has been narrowed down to three candidates. Listen in to see if the company is closer to naming its next leader. Comparable store sales were down 10% last quarter. This must be stabilized for the company to survive.
GameStop GameStop is the country’s leading provider of video games and consoles. The company is set to report earnings on Thursday evening. Currently, 45% of GameStop’s shares are sold short. In the end, this all comes down to the trend towards Internet-based games and away from console ones, which undercuts GameStop’s business model.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short Term GameStop is expected to report revenue of $2.0 billion. Earnings are expected to come in at $0.59 per share. For the rest of 2015, expectations are set for $9.5 billion in revenue and earnings of $3.87 per share. Over the Long Term GameStop is trying to diversify its revenue streams through the acquisition of Spring Mobile. This helped mobile and consumer electronics increase sales by 70% last year. Listen in to see what kind of growth this division is seeing now. Comparable store sales growth is crucial. Management said this metric should rise between 2.5% and 5.5% this quarter.
Veeva Systems Veeva is focused on providing cloud-based solutions to pharmaceutical and life science companies. The company is expected to report earnings on Thursday evening. Currently, 16% of shares are sold short. Veeva is a newly IPO’d company in a quickly growing and competitive industry. Shares trade for an expensive 75 times trailing earnings.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short Term Analysts are expecting Veeva to report revenue of $87.9 million. They are also expecting earnings to come in at $0.10 per share. For the fiscal 2015 year, expectations are set for $395 million in sales with earnings of $0.45 per share. Over the Long Term Look for the number of total customers that Veeva brought in this quarter. The company already announced that GlaxoSmithKline had signed on, which is a huge win. For reference sake, the company had 276 customers at the end of 2014.
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