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Earnings Surprises
« on: February 17, 2015, 10:36:20 AM »
Right now earnings scheduled for LC on Feb 24th, with consensus ranging from -0.03 to +0.02 EPS depending on who you ask. Are all these little deals potential sources of surprise upside to the earnings? Or given that probably none of them have gone through yet, could they actually surprise to the downside by creating new integration costs? (It's probably a crapshoot)

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Re: Earnings Surprises
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 04:46:02 PM »
Right now earnings scheduled for LC on Feb 24th, with consensus ranging from -0.03 to +0.02 EPS depending on who you ask. Are all these little deals potential sources of surprise upside to the earnings? Or given that probably none of them have gone through yet, could they actually surprise to the downside by creating new integration costs? (It's probably a crapshoot)

The recently announced deals will have no impact on earnings through 12/31/14, but they will have an impact on perceived future growth.  LC needs to show solid growth last quarter and paint a picture of how they expect these deals to help them grow in the future.  Glad to see the stock price firm up a bit with the new announcements.  Also LC better report great numbers for last quarter...especially since they basically stopped issuing notes the second half of December so they could push more business into Q1 15.  They must of been happy with where they were by mid December; hopefully the analysts are just as happy!

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Re: Earnings Surprises
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2015, 06:56:57 PM »
George Soros bought 4.5 million shares. Is that new or old news?

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Re: Earnings Surprises
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2015, 11:56:51 PM »
Right now earnings scheduled for LC on Feb 24th, with consensus ranging from -0.03 to +0.02 EPS depending on who you ask.

If you ask me, EPS will be negative, about -0.01.  LC had negative net income in 2014 Q1-Q3.

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