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$THC 2Q15 Call: Volume growth was strong and in line with expectations. EBITDA exceeded the high end of guidance even after excluding earnings of USPI and Aspen. Expects to generate approx. $1Bil in net cash proceeds from previously disclosed portfolio activities. Excluding earnings, delivered EBITDA of $552MM which exceeded guidance of $500-550MM.
Visa ($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.
It is official, with $T buying $TWX, it looks like distributors want to own the content production too. Expect some good competition between Netflix ($NFLX), AT&T, Comcast ($CMCSA) and others. However, will this be good for the consumers will not be decided soon.