It's still earnings season, so you're not following stocks if your ears aren't still ringing from all of the quarterly conference calls.
Here are a few of the reports that caught my eye -- and ear:
(NYSE: DWA)posted better-than-expected earnings growth in its fiscal third quarter, but revenue and earnings have still come in lower through the first nine months of the year.
(Nasdaq: IMAX)also finished ahead of the pros. After a flurry of theater signings, IMAX now has a backlog of 257 screens to install -- ahead of the 163-order backlog it was facing a year ago.
Las Vegas Sands
(NYSE: LVS)can thank its Asian ventures for a blowout quarter, but even its casinos in Vegas cleaned up nicely.
(NYSE: COH)bagged a strong quarter, too, earning $0.63 a share. Wall Street was betting that the designer handbag maker's net income would check in at just $0.55 a share.
Good earnings news is the best market news.
Briefly in the news
And now let's take a quick look at some of the other stories that shaped our week.
- Shares of Sirius XM Radio
(Nasdaq: SIRI)hit a two-year high, as the satellite-radio provider heads toward its third-quarter report on Thursday. Will we finally have the Howard Stern contract question answered?
(Nasdaq: AMTD)was the last of the three leading discount brokers to weigh in. Its report was a mixed bag, as earnings missed Wall Street targets but revenue finished ahead of expectations.
(Nasdaq: ACOM)blasted past analyst guesstimates. The genealogy site has landed well ahead of Wall Street's bottom-line projections in each of its first four quarters as a public company.
Until next week, I remain,