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$GWW 2Q15 Call - Laura, IR: Reported earnings per share were $3.25 for the quarter, an increase of 11% versus the 2014 second quarter. Excluding the adjustments from both years, earnings per share were $3.27, up 6% versus the prior year. Grainger returned a total of $373MM to shareholders in the quarter including $80MM in dividends.
Visa ($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.