NEW YORK, January 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Moments ago, Analysts Review released new research updates concerning several important developing situations including Lakes (NASDAQ: LACO), Lamar (NASDAQ: LAMR), Lands' End (NASDAQ: LE), Learning Tree (NASDAQ: LTRE), and Lightbridge (NASDAQ: LTBR). Analysts Review provides a single unified platform for investors' to hear about what matters - proudly employing registered CFA® research staff and rigorous compliance procedures. The full research reports are being made available to the public for informational purposes only.
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LACO Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Lakes&d=27-Jan-2015&s=LACO ),
LAMR Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Lamar&d=27-Jan-2015&s=LAMR ),
LE Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Lands%27%20End&d=27-Jan-2015&s=LE ),
LTRE Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Learning%20Tree&d=27-Jan-2015&s=LTRE ),
LTBR Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Lightbridge&d=27-Jan-2015&s=LTBR ).
Analyst Update: Upcoming Results, Business Outlook, and Financial Results
Reviewed by: Rohit Tuli, CFA®
The U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday, helped by rise in energy shares which also overshadowed the concerns that victory of anti-bailout party Syriza in Greece could bring a fresh crisis to the Euro zone. Syriza's 40-year old leader Alexis Tsipras has vowed to renegotiate Greece's €240 million bailout deal and bring about an end to the austerity measures. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.03% to close at 17,678.70, the S&P 500 gained 0.26% to close at 2,057.09, and the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.29% to end at 4,771.76. European stocks also ended higher on Monday after an initial slide following the outcome of Greece elections. Riding high on the European Central Bank's recently announced bond-buying program, the Stoxx Europe 600 index rose for the eighth straight session on Monday, hitting a fresh seven-year high. In Asia, most of the equity markets managed to end the session higher despite renewed concerns over Greece's future in Euro zone.
Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (Lakes), a gaming and entertainment Company, swung to net losses of $23.1 million in Q3 FY 2014, compared to net earnings of $19.6 million in Q3 FY 2013. For the first nine months, too, the Company reported losses to the tune of $24.8 million, compared to net earnings of $19.5 million in the prior year comparable period.
Lamar Advertising Company (Lamar) to report Q4 2014 earnings on February 25, 2015, before market opening. Lamar will host a conference call, the same day at 8:00 a.m. CT, to discuss the Company's results and answer questions relating to Company operations. As per Zacks investment research data, the consensus EPS estimate for the quarter is of $0.38.
Lands' End, Inc. (Lands' End) reported a decline of 2.8% YoY in merchandise sales and services to $373.1 million for Q3 FY 2014. Same store sales also decreased 3.1% and the number of Lands' End Shops at Sears locations decreased 12.0%. Gross margin increased 370 basis points to 49.1% from Q3 FY 2013.
Learning Tree International, Inc. (Learning Tree) reported revenues and results of operations for its Q4 FY 2014 and full-year FY 2014. In Q4 FY 2014, Learning Tree reported revenues of $32.5 million, income from operations of $6.4 million, and net income of $6.6 million, or $0.50 per share.
Lightbridge Corporation (Lightbridge) reported total revenues for Q3 2014 of $0.3 million, versus $0.2 million in Q3 2013. According to the Company, the increase was due to the work performed for its Lloyd's Register/KHNP contract project. For the 9M 2014 period, the revenue fell to $0.9 million from $1.3 million in the corresponding period of the previous year.
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