A Fool Looks Back

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:

  • DreamWorks Animation (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.
  • IMAX (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.
  • Coach (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?
  • TD AMERITRADE (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.
  • Ancestry.com (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,

Rick Munarriz

IMAX is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers selection. Coach and DreamWorks Animation are Motley Fool Stock Advisor picks. The Fool owns shares of Coach. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield-wiper fluid when trying to look back. He owns no shares in any of the stocks in this story and is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.


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