Eye Catching Stocks: Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras (NYSE:PBR), TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP), The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE:EDE), Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), General Mills (NYSE:GIS)

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Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) earnings delay clouds bond issuance in early 2015.Petrobras earnings delay clouds bond issuance in early 2015 Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras is likely to put off new debt sales until closer to mid-2015, as it grapples with a money-laundering and corruption investigation. Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is 6.20% and weekly performance is -11.55%. On last trading day company shares ended up $9.42. Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -33.07%.

Tripadvisor Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 4th. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $354.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $348.80 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.45 earnings per share. Tripadvisor’s revenue was up 38.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Tripadvisor will post $1.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) shares moved up 2.45% in last trading session and ended the day at $70.21. TRIP Gross Margin is 97.20% and its return on assets is 12.20%. TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) quarterly performance is -28.47%.

(NYSE:EDE) At the Board of Directors meeting of The Empire District Electric Company held today, the Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.26 per share, or an increase of approximately 2.0% compared to the previous quarter’s dividend. The dividend is payable December 15, 2014, to holders of record as of December 1, 2014. The Company, an operator of regulated electric, gas and water utilities, announced today the results for the quarter and twelve months ended September 30, 2014. The Company reported consolidated earnings for the 2014 third quarter of $23.9 million, or $0.55 per share, compared to same quarter 2013 earnings of $24.0 million, or $0.56 per share. Earnings for the twelve months ended September 30, 2014 were $71.2 million, or $1.65 per share, compared to earnings of $57.9 million, or $1.36 per share, for the 2013 twelve month period. On 18 November, The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE:EDE) shares fell -0.07% and was closed at $27.95. EDE EPS growth in last 5 year was 4.80%. The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE:EDE) year to date (YTD) performance is 27.10%.

Last week, Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) CEO Brian Roberts said he was moving full steam ahead with the pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC) in spite of growing regulatory uncertainty. A lot of observers think that President Obama’s recent comment on net neutrality will hurt the prospects of the Comcast deal with Time Warner Cable in gaining regulatory approval, and it could also make the deal a lot less attractive to Comcast. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 12.30% and weekly performance is 2.76%. On last trading day company shares ended up $54.42. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 0.56%.

General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS) agreed to keep the phrase “100% Natural” off a brand of granola bars and related products as part of a legal settlement, the latest concession by the food industry in the battle over how to define natural foods and ingredients. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) shares moved up 0.47% in last trading session and ended the day at $51.59. GIS Gross Margin is 35.10% and its return on assets is 7.40%. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) quarterly performance is -2.62%.

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