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A Closer Look at Five Stocks in Spotlight Following Financial Reports

The US stock market inched up higher on Tuesday and the S&P 500 and NASDAQ reached new intraday highs.

Five stocks are in the spotlight following the release of their latest financial results, including DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE:DVA), Colony Financial Inc (NYSE:CLNY), Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:BKD), Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE:CPE), and Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS). Let’s take a closer look at how the companies in question performed last quarter and assess what the investors tracked by Insider Monkey think about the companies in question.

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DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE:DVA)’s stock has lost over 3% so far on Tuesday after the company reported revenue of $3.72 billion for the second quarter, topping analysts’ estimates of $3.67 billion, while adjusted EPS of $1.01 was better than the expected $0.98. However, DaVita slashed its full-year consolidated operating income guidance to the range of $1.785 billion to $1.875 billion from earlier forecasts of $1.800 billion to $1.950 billion. A total of 37 funds from our database held shares of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE:DVA) with a total value of $4.30 billion at the end of the first quarter.

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Shares of Colony Capital Inc (NYSE:CLNY) have inched down after the company posted its results for the second quarter. While its revenue  of $270.64 million managed to beat the consensus estimate of $175.44 million, its EPS of $0.36 missed the expectations by $0.08. The company also reported “record” core funds from operations (CFFO) of $0.75 per share. Among the funds we track, 31 funds held shares of Colony Capital Inc (NYSE:CLNY) at the end of March.

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On the next page, we are going to discuss the results reported by  Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:BKD), Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE:CPE), and Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS).

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