Why Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM), Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES), Jabil Circuit, Inc.  (NYSE:JBL), and Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTX) Stocks Should Be Watched On Thursday?

Why Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM), Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES), Jabil Circuit, Inc.  (NYSE:JBL), and Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTX) Stocks Should Be Watched On Thursday?

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There are four more stocks that are worth monitoring for intra-day trading purposes. They are Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM), Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES), Jabil Circuit, Inc.  (NYSE:JBL), and Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTX). Investors would be reacting to the results announced by these companies on Wednesday after the bell.

  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) reported earnings of $1.55 a share for the fourth quarter that came in above estimates by four cents a share. However, its revenue of $1.58 billion is modestly below the Street expectations of $1.61 billion. Its comparable brand revenue fell 0.9 percent. Moving ahead, the company sees EPS of 45 – 50 cents on revenue of $1.08 – $1.12 billion for the first quarter. Analysts are looking for an EPS of 54 cents and revenue of $1.12 billion. For the fiscal year 2017, Williams-Sonoma guided EPS of $3.45 – $3.65 on revenue of $5.165 – $5.265 billion. Street estimates an EPS of $3.61 and revenue of $5.27 billion. Despite soft outlook, the stock jumped 3.39 percent in extended hours trading on Wednesday. However, volatility in stock price cannot be ruled out on Thursday.
  • Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES) delivered an EPS of 41 cents for the fourth quarter, which missed the Street analysts’ estimate. Similarly, its revenue that advanced 3 percent failed to meet expectations of $685.90 million. Going forward, the retailer guided a loss per share of 33 – 30 cents in the first quarter while analysts are looking for an EPS of 44 cents. Consolidated net revenue is predicted between 0.5 percent fall and 1.5 percent growth. For the full year, the company expects adjusted EPS of 28 – 40 cents on revenue growth of 2 – 4 percent. Street is looking for an EPS of 45 cents and revenue uptick of 0.2 percent. Following the disappointing results and tepid outlook, the stock will face selling pressure on Thursday.
  • Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE:JBL): The company delivered earnings of 48 cents a share for the second quarter beating estimates by two cents. Similarly, its revenue of $4.44 billion, which rose 0.9 percent from the year-ago period, topped expectations by $70 million. Going forward, the company sees earnings of 19 – 39 cents a share on revenue of $4.25 – $4.55 billion for the third quarter. Analysts are looking for an EPS of 29 cents and revenue of $4.4 billion. Despite beat results and in-line forecast, the stock dipped 1.78 percent in the after-hours trading on Wednesday.
  • Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTX) reported adjusted earnings of one cent on total revenue of $21.5 million for the fourth quarter. Street estimated earnings of four cents a share. Following the disappointing results, the stock tanked 14.6 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday. The trend could extend to Thursday.