Earnings Alert: Pre-Market Analysis on Aeropostale, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Parkervision, and Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance

Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:01am EDT

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LONDON,  March 14, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

Better-than-expected retail sales data lifted market sentiment on Wednesday and
pushed stocks to a higher finish. All three benchmark indexes ended the day in
green, with the Dow Jones posting its ninth successive higher finish. Stocks had
initially slipped on Wednesday as investors took a pause to assess whether
multi-year high valuations are justified. However, the positive retail sales
report overshadowed concerns over high valuations. As stocks continue to rally,
investors are eyeing earnings report from Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO), Krispy
Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD), ParkerVision Inc. (NASDAQ: PRKR), and  Ulta Salon,
Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA). StockCall has posted free technical
research on ARO, KKD, PRKR, and ULTA which can be downloaded upon sign up at


New York City-based specialty retailer Aeropostale Inc. is scheduled to release
its quarterly results after the market close today. At the time of the release
of its third quarter results in November, the company had provided guidance for
its upcoming fourth quarter. The company expects fourth quarter adjusted
earnings to be between  $0.36  per share and  $0.41  per share. Aeropostale's
shares rose sharply in Wednesday's trading session. The stock closed 2.63%
higher at  $14.43  on above average volume of 3.97 million. The stock has gained
more than 5.70% in the last three sessions. Year-to-date, the company's shares
have gained nearly 11%, outperforming the S&P 500. Sign up and read the
complimentary report on ARO at


Shares of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts rose sharply in Wednesday's trading session
even as investors wait for the company's fourth quarter results which are
scheduled to be released today. The company will post its quarterly results
after market close. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts expects fiscal 2013 consolidated
operating income to be between  $34 million and $36 million. Adjusted earnings
per share for fiscal 2013 are expected to be between  $0.44 and $0.47.
Yesterday, shares of KKD rose 2.26% to finish at  $14.96  on above average
volume of 1.32 million. The stock is currently trading close to its 52-week high
of  $15.09. The free report on KKD can be downloaded by signing up now at


Jacksonville, Florida-based ParkerVision Inc. recently announced that it will
release its financial results for the fourth quarter on  March 18th, 2013 after
the closing bell. For the third quarter of 2012, the company had reported a net
loss of  $5 million, or  $0.06  per share, compared to net loss of  $3.8
million, or  $0.06  per share reported for the same period in the previous year.
The company's shares fell sharply in Wednesday's trading session even as the
broad market edged higher. The stock closed 2.01% lower at  $3.91  on volume of
323,653. The stock has fallen more than 4.60% in the last three sessions. Free
report on PRKR can be accessed by registering at


Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. had announced last week that it will
release its fourth quarter results after market close today. Earlier this year,
the company had announced its sales results for the holiday season. The company
reported total sales of  $475.6 million  for the seven-week holiday period. Its
shares rose 0.34% to finish at  $87.49  in yesterday's trading session. Register
with StockCall and download the research on ULTA for free at


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