The quarter winds down this week and reports due out include Apollo Group, Carmax and Krispy Kreme. But analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters have high hopes for results from fertilizer and animal feed maker Mosaic, apparel maker Phillips Van Heusen and discount retailer Family Dollar.
Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO) reported earnings of $2.62 per share for fiscal 2010, compared with $2.07 per share in fiscal 2009.
For the year ended Aug. 28, sales were $7.867 billion, 6.3% higher than a year earlier, the company said in a statement. Comparable store sales rose 4.8%, driven by a greater volume of transactions.