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$AMAT said its new orders were $3.66Bil in 3Q16, up 6% sequentially and up 26% YoverY. Backlog of $4.95Bil was up 19% sequentially and up 60% from last year. The company generated $981MM in cash from operations, paid dividends of $108MM and used $196MM to repurchase 9MM shares of common stock at an average price of $21.88 in 3Q16.
Visa ($V) set to release it earning after market close today. With new CEO resigning so close to the earnings, should we expect to see any surprises? Visa has been making strong moves with Visa Europe acquisition, partnership with PayPal and a 15% increase if quarterly dividends.
Kimberly Clark Corp ($KMB) has been in decline for most of the year, the stock has also not been getting any analyst love. Will today’s earnings break the trend? Revenue has been up and down in the last four quarters, let us see what this quarter brings.
$KMB down close to 4% after it misses on earnings and revenue. Forecasts are lower for the year.