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3 Stocks That Could Make Huge Moves This Week
Zillow Zillow is a leading provider of real estate listings via the Internet. The company is expected to report earnings on Tuesday evening. Currently, 42% of Zillow’s shares are sold short. Zillow currently trades for over 200 times trailing earnings. That’s expensive. Combined with the recent announcement that 2015 would be a “transition year”, it’s easy to see why investors are bearish. Photo: Zillow
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short Term Zillow is expected to report a loss of $0.25 per share for the previous quarter. Analysts expect the company to have collected $169 million in sales for the previous quarter. For the full fiscal year, analysts are expecting the company to lose $0.04 per share on sales of $655 million. Over the Long Term Listen in to the conference call to see how the company’s merger with Trulia is coming along. CEO Spencer Rascoff previously stated that the company was behind where it hoped to be in integrating the two companies.
Lumber Liquidators Lumber Liquidators provides flooring solutions for those building or remodeling their homes. The company is expected to report earnings on Wednesday morning Currently, 45% of Lumber Liquidator’s shares are sold short. Ever since a 60 Minutes expose called into question the safety of LL’s wood, the company has been in turmoil. Several key executives have also left the company. Photo: Lumber Liquidators
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short Term LL is expected to announce $258 million in revenue for the previous quarter. The company is expected to have brought in $0.06 in earnings per share last quarter. For the full fiscal year, expectations are set for $1.1 billion in revenue and earnings of $0.42 per share. Over the Long Term For the time being, founder Tom Sullivan is the CEO. Listen in to see if this is a permanent, or temporary position. Same-store sales should help investors gauge how harmful the 60 Minutes piece was to the company’s reputation. Pay attention to what management has to say about potential law-suits and the costs of defending themselves.
3D Systems 3D Systems is one of the largest 3-D printer manufacturers in the world, by market cap. The company is expected to report earnings on Thursday morning. Currently, 35% of 3D Systems’ shares are sold short. After seeing its stock climb 850% between January 2012 and January 2014, the 3-D printing bubble popped. Shares are down 85% since as sales growth has slowed dramatically. Photo: 3D Systems
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short Term Analysts are expecting 3D Systems to report revenue of $174 million for the previous quarter. They are also expecting earnings to come in at $0.09 per share for the previous quarter. For all of 2015, expectations are set for $750 million in sales with earnings of $0.55 per share. Over the Long Term 3D Systems grew to be what it is today by going on a very aggressive acquisition spree. While that led to booming revenue, it hid some weaknesses. Last quarter, organic revenue was actually negative. Pay close attention to this key metric in the company’s upcoming report
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