Stocks To Watch (KBR, XRTX, URBN, RPTP, VECO)

New York, NY — (NISMAGAZINE) — 01/11/2013 — issues special report on the pre-market movers – KBR Inc (NYSE:KBR), Xyratex Ltd (NASDAQ:XRTX), Urban Outfitters Inc (NASDAQ:URBN), Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp (NASDAQ:RPTP)

KBR Inc (NYSE:KBR) slipped 8.75% to $29.20 in the pre-market trading hours after the Company lowered the guidance for 2012. The Company expects earnings per diluted share between $1.95 and $2.10 for 2012. The Company indicated the reduction in the guidance range for 2012 is the result of project charges the Company expects to take in the Company’s Minerals and U.S. Construction businesses as well as higher than expected labor cost absorption expenses. The Company expects earnings per diluted share between $2.45 and $2.90 for 2013 and expects the first half of 2013 to be in the range of $0.90 to $1.10. However, analysts on an average are expecting the Company to report EPS of $2.66 for fiscal 2012 and EPS of $2.96 for fiscal 2013.

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Xyratex Ltd (NASDAQ:XRTX) closed at $8.17. The Company reported fourth quarter loss of $7.9 million or 29 cents per share compared to profit of $18.5 million or 65 cents per share in the prior year period. Revenue declined 32% to $265.4 million. Gross margin declined to 14.5% from 17.7%.

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Urban Outfitters Inc (NASDAQ:URBN) closed at $42.64. The Company reported holiday sales. The net sales for the two months ended December 31 increased 15% to $666 million. Comparable retail segment sales rose 9%, while comparable-store net sales declined 1%.

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Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp (NASDAQ:RPTP) closed at $5.79. The Company announced first quarter results. Net loss was approximately $13.4 million or $0.26 per share compared to $11.4 million or $0.25 per share in the prior fiscal year. Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were approximately $35.5 million as of November 30, 2012.

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Veeco Instruments Inc (NASDAQ:VECO) closed at $30.12. The 52-week range for the stock is $22.60 and $38.39. The Company has Price/Sales ratio of 1.95 and Price/Book ratio of 1.42. The 50-Day Moving Average and 200-Day Moving Average prices is $29.39 and $31.93 respectively.


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 Edmund Kaminski

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