The companies whose shares are expected to change hands actively in Tuesday’s trading session are Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG), Urban Outfitters Incorporation (NASDAQ:URBN), HCA Holdings Incorporation (NYSE:HCA), and Limited Brands (NYSE:LTD).
Urban Outfitters Incorporation (NASDAQ:URBN): The company which operates Free People, Anthropologie, and its namesake stores, gave a better-than-expected snapshot of its fourth quarter earnings. Urban Outfitters Incorporation (NASDAQ:URBN) said that its same store retail sales grew in “high single digits positive” to date in this quarter. Urban outfitter Incorporation (NASDAQ:URBN)’s shares surged 7 percent, or $2.60, to $39.60 in pre-market trading Tuesday.
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Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG): According to a survey by FactSet, Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) is expected to report its Q3 earnings of 60 cents per share. The company’s stocks have declined 7 percent in the past six weeks, compared to a 2.5 percent decline in the S&P 500. Analysts believe that the investor concerns are overblown, and the company’s EPS will be better than the consensus.
HCA Incorporation Holdings (NYSE:HCA): Expect HCA to decline heavily. HCA Incorporation Holdings (NYSE:HCA) said two of its biggest investors have decided to dump 32 million shares. The operator of private hospitals has seen its stocks slipping 2.6 percent to $33 in after hours trading.
Hertz Global Holdings Incorporation (NYSE:HTZ): The car rental company said three of its biggest investors are selling 50 million shares in the company. The funds affiliated to Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ:CG), Clayton Dubilier & Rice Inc. and Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC)’s Merrill Lynch earlier had a 38 percent stake or 160 million shares in the company. After the offering, they will still have a 26 percent interest in Hertz Global Holdings Incorporation (NYSE:HTZ). In after hours trading, the company’s stocks plunged 3.2% to $15.70 a share.
Limited Brands (NYSE:LTD): It offered a special dividend of $3 per share, scheduled to be paid on December 26. Many other companies have declared the year-end special dividends ahead of the possible fiscal cliff. The shares of Limited Brands (NYSE:LTD) were up 2.7 percent to $52 a share.
Casey’s General Stores Incorporation (NASDAQ:CASY): The convenient store operator’s second quarter profits fell 13 percent amid a decline in gas margins. The company’s gas margins are down from last year’s record highs, and operating expenses have also increased.
ABM Industries Incorporation (NYSE:ABM): The one time tax benefit boosted ABM Industries Incorporation (NYSE:ABM)’s fourth quarter profits by 53 percent. The government sales is still weak, expect prices to go up due to record growth in the bottom line results.
Other stocks to watch are Hanover Insurance Group Incorporation (NYSE:THG), Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR), Magellan Health Services Incorporation (NASDAQ:MGLN), and Nasdaq OMX Group Incorporation (NASDAQ:NDAQ).