NEW YORK, January 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
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JACK Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Jack%20in%20the%20Box&d=22-Jan-2015&s=JACK ),
JMBA Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Jamba&d=22-Jan-2015&s=JMBA ),
JD Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=JD.com&d=22-Jan-2015&s=JD ).
Analyst Update: Financial Results, Strategic Partnership, and Software Deployment
Reviewed by: Rohit Tuli, CFA®
The U.S. stocks rose for the third consecutive session on Wednesday as investors anticipated European Central Bank (ECB) would announce a massive bond-buying programme at its Thursday meeting to counter deflation and boost the Euro zone economy. ECB's executive board has reportedly proposed a bond buying plan worth €50 billion ($58 billion) per month starting in March. The S&P 500 index rose 0.47% to 2,032.12, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.22% to 17,554.28, and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.27% to 4,667.42. European stocks also continued to advance on Wednesday, with the Stoxx Europe 600 index hitting a fresh seven-year high, on hopes of ECB's QE plans. In Asia, markets mostly closed higher on Wednesday, led by Chinese stocks which rose for the second consecutive session after Monday's plunge.
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Isle of Capri Casinos) announced net revenues for Q2 FY 2015 of $238.9 million, up 3.1% YoY, and consolidated adjusted EBITDA of $43.6 million, up 17.1% YoY. The Company recorded a third consecutive quarterly YoY increase in adjusted EBITDA, as it benefited from an improved overall macro-economic trends and redesigned marketing and operating programs.
J. W. Mays, Inc (J. W. Mays) announced net income for Q1 FY 2015 of $0.44 million, or $0.22 per share, virtually flat from last year's figure, while revenues for the reported quarter increased 10.0% YoY to $4.6 million primarily due to revenue from an agreement to temporarily vacate a lease, two new retail tenants at the Jamaica, New York building at higher rents and a new tenant at the Company's Fishkill, New York building.
Jack in the Box Inc. (Jack in the Box) reported Q4 FY 2014 earnings from continuing operations of $17.4 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, compared with earnings from continuing operations of $24.1 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, in the prior year period. For full-year, earnings from continuing operations totaled $94.8 million, or $2.26 per diluted share, compared with $82.6 million, or $1.84 per diluted share, in FY 2013.
Jamba, Inc (Jamba) announced that it has deployed software from ArrowStream, Inc. to further improve and optimize the Company's spend programs and partnerships. The deployment is part of the Company's ongoing cost-improvement and process simplification efforts.
JD.com, Inc. (JD.com) announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with Bitauto Holdings Limited and Tencent Holdings Limited pursuant to which JD.com and Tencent will make investments in Bitauto totaling approximately $1.3 billion in cash and resources, and investments totaling $250 million in cash in YiXin Capital Limited, a subsidiary of Bitauto primarily engaged in e-commerce-related automotive financing platform business.
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