Guess, Inc. (GES) reported better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter, and analysts raised their estimates for fiscal 2011 and 2012.Company Description Guess Inc. designs, markets, distributes and licenses contemporary apparel, denim, handbags, watches, footwear and other related consumer products. The Zacks Rank #2 stock has a dividend yield of 1.4%.Fourth-Quarter Results Guess reported fourth-quarter results on March 17. The company had revenue of $642 million, up 14.4% over the year-ago quarter. Guess earned $0.96 per share, easily topping the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 15 cents, or 18.5%. In the last five quarters, Guess has beaten the Zacks Consensus by an average of 30.3%.Analyst Estimates In the last month, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for fiscal 2011 is up 10 cents, or 3.5%, while the Zacks Consensus for fiscal 2012 is up 15 cents, or 4.5%.Read the March 9 commentary on Guess Inc.Last Week's Growth and Income Zacks Rank Buys In early February, Hasbro (HAS) issued 2010 EPS guidance that was 16% above the prior Zacks Consensus Estimate. Hasbro will report first-quarter results on April 20. Our previous article on Hasbro is here.MAXIMUS, Inc. (MMS) beat fiscal first-quarter EPS estimates by 30%, and management issued better-than-expected guidance for fiscal 2010. For more details, click here.Tata Motors (TTM) reported impressive sales in each of the last three months. Those sales prompted analysts to increase their estimates for fiscal 2010 and 2011. Click here to read more.Steris Corp. (STE) recently got a nice boost from the FDA approving its new Steris System 1E Liquid Chemical Sterilant Processing System. Last week's Steris report can be found here.
updated Apr 12, 2010
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