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First Horizon National Q4 Profit Increases, beats estimates

First Horizon National (FHN) revealed a profit for its fourth quarter that increased from last year and beat the Street estimates.

The company’s bottom line totaled $258 million, or $0.45 per share. This compares with $219 million, or $0.40 per share, in last year’s fourth quarter.

Excluding items, First Horizon National reported adjusted earnings of $293 million or $0.51 per share for the period.

Analysts on average had expected the company to earn $0.48 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 18.4% to $882 million from $745 million last year.

First Horizon National earnings at a glance (GAAP) :

-Earnings (Q4): $258 Mln. vs. $219 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $0.45 vs. $0.40 last year.
-Analyst Estimate: $0.48
-Revenue (Q4): $882 Mln vs. $745 Mln last year.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. Q4 Profit Increases, beats estimates

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) released a profit for its fourth quarter that increased from the same period last year and beat the Street estimates.

The company’s earnings came in at $670 million, or $0.30 per share. This compares with $637 million, or $0.28 per share, in last year’s fourth quarter.

Excluding items, Kinder Morgan, Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $708 million or $0.31 per share for the period.

Analysts on average had expected the company to earn $0.30 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 3.4% to $4.58 billion from $4.43 billion last year.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. earnings at a glance (GAAP) :

-Earnings (Q4): $670 Mln. vs. $637 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $0.30 vs. $0.28 last year.
-Analyst Estimate: $0.30
-Revenue (Q4): $4.58 Bln vs. $4.43 Bln last year.

European Economic News Preview: ECB Bulletin Due

The economic bulletin from the European Central Bank is the only major data due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

At 2.00 am ET, Statistics Norway releases GDP data for November. The Mainland-Norway is forecast to grow 0.2 percent on month, after staying flat in October.

In the meantime, retail sales data for November is due from Turkey.

At 3.00 am ET, the Czech Statistical Office is slated to issue retail sales for November. Sales had decreased 1.8 percent on month in October.

At 4.00 am ET, the European Central Bank publishes economic bulletin.

At 5.00 am ET, Greece consumer price inflation data is due.

Discover Financial Services Q4 Profit beats estimates

Discover Financial Services (DFS) announced a profit for fourth quarter that beat the Street estimates.

The company’s bottom line came in at $1.03 billion, or $3.77 per share. This compares with $1.06 billion, or $3.64 per share, in last year’s fourth quarter.

Analysts on average had expected the company to earn $3.66 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 26.9% to $3.73 billion from $2.94 billion last year.

Discover Financial Services earnings at a glance (GAAP) :

-Earnings (Q4): $1.03 Bln. vs. $1.06 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $3.77 vs. $3.64 last year.
-Analyst Estimates: $3.66
-Revenue (Q4): $3.73 Bln vs. $2.94 Bln last year.

HB Fuller Co Q4 Profit Decreases, misses estimates

HB Fuller Co (FUL) revealed a profit for fourth quarter that decreased from last year and missed the Street estimates.

The company’s bottom line came in at $48.3 million, or $0.87 per share. This compares with $50.9 million, or $0.93 per share, in last year’s fourth quarter.

Excluding items, HB Fuller Co reported adjusted earnings of $57.6 million or $1.04 per share for the period.

Analysts on average had expected the company to earn $1.24 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 6.8% to $958.2 million from $897.4 million last year.

HB Fuller Co earnings at a glance (GAAP) :

-Earnings (Q4): $48.3 Mln. vs. $50.9 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $0.87 vs. $0.93 last year.
-Analyst Estimates: $1.24
-Revenue (Q4): $958.2 Mln vs. $897.4 Mln last year.

A3 Talent Agent Shawn Naim Joins UTA

EXCLUSIVE: Shawn Naim has joined UTA as in agent in the TV Talent department. He comes from the A3 Artists Agency where he spent the last seven years.

Naim started in the mailroom of A3 (then Abrams Artists Agency) in 2015 upon graduating from college and was promoted to an agent in 2017. Throughout his career as talent agent to date, Naim has emphasized working with inclusive and emerging talent. He has represented such actors as Angus Cloud (Euphoria), Richa Moorjani (Never Have I Ever, Fargo), Josiah Cross (A Thousand and One, Lady in the Lake), Maddison Jaizani (Nancy Drew), among others.

This marks the third A3 talent agent to leave in the last week or so after a lengthy tenure. Naim joins Pamela Fisher and Justin Baxter who both became managers.

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