More companies will release their latest quarterly reports before opening bell on Thursday: Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS), Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE:OZM), Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) and Actavis Inc (NYSE:ACT).
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW)
A consensus of analysts polled by Bloomberg Businessweek indicates expectations of 8 cents in earnings per share on revenue of $211 million for the company’s most recently completed quarter. The company posted significant positive earnings surprises in the first and third quarters of last year. Its revenue has been falling slowly but steadily over the last five quarters.
Shares of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW) ended the trading day on Wednesday 2.05 percent lower than their price at opening bell.
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS)
Analysts predict that the anti-aging company will report earnings of 81 cents per share on revenue of $509 million for its most recently completed quarter. The company’s last five earnings reports were positive surprises.
Shares of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) rose 1.97 percent in Wednesday trading but fell 1.44 percent after closing bell, almost erasing the day’s gains. It was revealed earlier this year that Dan Loeb was shorting Nu Skin as of late last year.
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE:OZM)
Analysts believe the company will post earnings of 16 cents per share on $150 million in revenue. The company’s earnings have positively surprised investors in four of the last five quarters. Its revenue had been fairly consistent, hovering between $141 and $181 million for four quarters straight until the fourth quarter of last year, when its revenue shot up to $742 million. The company’s February numbers were also very strong, indicating that its AUM rose from $34.6 billion to $36.1 billion, indicating net inflows of $1.25 to $1.3 billion.
Consensus estimates for the oil company indicate expectations of $2.11 in earnings per share on revenue of $116 billion for the company’s most recently completed quarter. Unfortunately the company has missed earnings estimates in its last five quarters.
It was announced in February that Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) was walking away from its half-pursued drilling plans for the Arctic this year after caving to pressure from regulators, lawmakers and environmentalists. The company received a downgrade from JPMorgan in March, which ended up pulling the FTSE 100 index down by 10 points.
Actavis Inc (NYSE:ACT)
Analysts predict that Actavis will report first-quarter earnings of $1.88 per share on revenue of $2 billion. The company has come out slightly ahead of earnings expectations in each of the last five quarters.
In February the generic pharmaceuticals firm reported lower profits as its acquisition of Watson Pharmaceuticals took its toll on the company’s finances.