Insurers' Q1 Earnings Due on May 2: AIG, LNC, MET, PRU, XL

The first-quarter earnings season has crossed halfway mark with already 267 members of the elite S&P 500 index having reported financial numbers so far.  Per the latest Earnings Preview, the beat ratio is impressive with 76.8% companies surpassing bottom-line expectations and a 73.8%, outperforming on the top-line front, thereby bearing evidence to a solid start. … Read more

Fortune Brands to Pay Dividend, Repurchase $150M Shares

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (FBHS – Free Report) yesterday announced twin rewards for shareholders in forms of quarterly dividends and share buyback authorization. This news was disclosed after the company released first-quarter 2018 results on Apr 26. We believe that such disbursements reflect the company’s strong cash position and its commitment toward rewarding … Read more

Will ACADIA (ACAD) Disappoint Investors This Earnings Season?

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD – Free Report) is expected to release first-quarter 2018 results on May 8. In the last reported quarter, ACADIA delivered a positive earnings surprise of 5.17%. The company delivered an average positive earnings surprise of 11.24% in the last four quarters. ACADIA’s shares have tumbled 47.5% year to date compared with the industry’s … Read more