Markets are trading in the red on Tuesday as investors gauge the latest Commerce Department which showed that consumer spending increased 0.4% in June, better than the expected 0.3%. However, income growth rate in the month was 0.2%, slightly less than the forecasts.
Among the stocks that are in the spotlight today are Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB), Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR), Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE:MNK), AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC), and Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG). Let’s take a closer look at the latest developments surrounding each of these companies and see what the investors from our database think about them.
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Dun & Bradstreet Beats Estimates
Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB)’s stock has gained more than 5% so far today on the back of the company posting better-than-expected second-quarter earnings. The commercial data provider reported EPS of $1.37, surpassing the estimates of $1.18, but revenue of $389.8 million fell short of the consensus estimate of $394.86 million. For the full year, the company expects adjusted diluted EPS growth in the range of -2% (down) to 3% and revenue growth between 1.5% and 3.5%. A total of 20 funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB) at the end of the first quarter.
Frontier Communications Misses Estimates
Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR)’s stock has slid by around 6.50% after the company missed analysts’ forecasts on second quarter earnings. The Connecticut-based telephone company posted a net loss of $80 million, or $0.07 per share, worse than the expected loss of $0.03 a share. Revenue in the quarter totaled $2.61 billion, less than the estimated $2.74 billion. Frontier Communications also narrowed its 2016 guidance and currently expects capital expenditures to be in the range of $1,275 million to $1,325 million, while adjusted free cash flow is estimated between $825 million and $900 million. As of the end of March, 27 investors from our database own shares of Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR).
Om the next page, we will discuss Mallinckrodt, AmerisourceBergen and Procter & Gamble.