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$PHM 2Q15 Call: Financial Services pretax income was $10MM, up slightly from $9MM in 2Q14. Mortgage capture rate increased to 83%, up from 80% last year. Effective tax rate was 38%, which is consistent with previous guidance. EPS was calculated on approx. 364MM shares outstanding, down 4% from 2Q14, resulting largely from share repurchase activity.
Visa ($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.