Shares to Watch: Lululemon, Finisar, Goal are shares to observe

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Some of the firms whose stocks are anticipated to peer energetic business in Thursday’s consultation are Lululemon Athletica Inc., Finisar Corp., and Goal Corp.

Lululemon Athletica LULU, -Zero.53%  is projected to record first-quarter profits of 32 cents a percentage, consistent with a consensus survey by way of FactSet. “We consider, given the inventory’s efficiency year-to-date, any sequential development in tendencies may supply a significant rebound for LULU; alternatively, we’re extra prone to choose a sluggish, sequential quarterly development during 2014,” analyst Matthew McClintock at Barclays mentioned in a record printed Tuesday.

Finisar FNSR, -Zero.65%  is forecast to put up fourth-quarter profits of 38 cents a percentage.

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Amy Steiner leads a yoga magnificence whilst wearing Lululemon Athletica yoga garments on the Inexperienced Monkey yoga studio on Dec. 10, 2013 in Miami Seashore, Fla.

After Wednesday’s last bell, Goal Corp. TGT, -Three.99%  mentioned its board hiked the store’s quarterly dividend by way of 21% to 52 cents a percentage. The dividend will probably be paid to shareholders of file on Aug. 20. Stocks of Goal had been unchanged in after hours.

Recovery RH, -2.95%  past due Wednesday reported it swung to first-quarter benefit of $1.eight million from a lack of $161,000 a 12 months in the past. On a per-share foundation, the upscale house furniture store earned four cents a percentage. Adjusted profits got here in at 18 cents a percentage, forward of analysts’ estimate of 11 cents a percentage. Stocks of Recovery rallied 12% in prolonged buying and selling.

C.R. Bard Inc. BCR, -Zero.05%  mentioned its board raised the quarterly dividend by way of five% to 22 cents a percentage. The dividend will probably be paid Aug. 1 to shareholders of file on July 21. The scientific merchandise corporate may even purchase again as much as $500 million of its not unusual stocks. C.R. Bard stocks had been flat in after-hours buying and selling.

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