Seadrill Ltd. (NASDAQ:SDRL) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, August 27th. The company reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.50. The company had revenue of $1.22 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.28 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.78 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Seadrill will post $3.01 EPS for the current fiscal year. SeaDrill Limited (NYSE:SDRL) in last trading activity advanced 6.37% to close at $24.53. Company weekly performance is 7.31% while its quarterly performance stands at -33.76%. SeaDrill Limited (NYSE:SDRL) is -42.56% away from its 52 week high.
Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA)’s asset portfolio reshaping has caught up with Jamalco bauxite mining property. The company announced a deal to sell its stake in the mine for $140 million to a company controlled by the Jamaican government. The joint venture of Alcoa and Alumina Limited (ADR) (OTCMKTS:AWCMY) owned 55% interest in Jamalco. The sale of a stake in Jamalco is expected to lead to a write-down between $80 and $100 million in 4Q. On last trading day Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) advanced 4.21% to close at $16.35. Its volatility for the week is 4.36% while volatility for the month is 3.86%. AA’s sales growth for past 5 years was -3.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -58.30%. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) monthly performance is 3.28%.
Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) disclosed that its technology helped Securitas Direct to improve the quality of service. Besides, its technology would also help Securitas to diversify the offerings by way of higher speed and capacity in its processing center. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) in last trading activity advanced 1.46% to close at $38.35. Company weekly performance is -0.29% while its quarterly performance stands at -4.58%. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) is -10.68% away from its 52 week high.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., (NASDAQ:JBHT) announced third quarter 2014 net earnings of $102.4 million, or diluted earnings per share of 87 cents vs. third quarter 2013 net earnings of $89.5 million, or 75 cents per diluted share. JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) has 3.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 77.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $76.94.
Morgan Stanley has updated their ratings on a number of other stocks in the last week. The firm downgraded shares of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:MPEL) from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating. On Tuesday shares of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:MPEL) closed at $25.93. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 29.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 11.72%.