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Goldman Earnings Surge


From Standard & Poor's Equity Research

Goldman Sachs (GS) posts $4.78 vs. $1.71 second quarter earnings per share (EPS) amid sharply higher total revenue.

Maverick Tube (MVK) agrees to be acquired by Tenaris S.A. for $65 per share in cash.

Mittal Steel (MT) sees second half EBITDA of $4.2 billion to $4.4 billion and $3.6 billion to 3.8 billion operating income. It also sees $7.3 billion 2006 EBITDA and $6.1 billion operating income. It sees $9.9 billion 2008 EBITDA, which does not take into account the acquisition of Arcelor and resulting synergies.

Cardinal Health (CAH) sees fiscal year 2007 revenue growth at or above its long-term revenue growth goal of 8% to 10%. It also sees fiscal year 2007 EPS (non-GAAP) of $3.50 to $3.70 after equity compensation expense, which is in line with its long-term EPS growth goal of 12% to 15%.

Jabil Circuit (JBL) sees lower-than-expected third quarter GAAP EPS of 26 cents to 30 cents and core EPS of 33 cents to 37 cents. It cites operational issues within its electromechanical operations and with certain production and repair facilities in America's region.

Best Buy (BBY) posts 47 cents vs. 34 cents first quarter EPS on a 14% revenue rise. It reiterates $2.65 to $2.80 fiscal year 2007 EPS guidance.

Tuesday Morning (TUES) expects a second quarter same-store sales decline of 8% to 9.5%, with total sales of $210 million to $214 million vs. the year ago's $218.8 million. It now sees second quarter earnings per share (EPS) of 7 cents to 10 cents, including stock option compensation expense.

Western Digital (WDC) says in its 8-K fourth quarter results that pricing is exhibiting anticipated seasonal trends, albeit at the higher end of historical declines.


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