Best Buy posts higher profit, better online and store sales

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Best Buy management has been cutting costs, closing underperforming stores and selling foreign divisions to boost profits. Excluding non-recurring items, such as discontinued operations, adjusted earnings per share came to 57 cents, above the FactSet consensus of 43 cents.

On a year-over-year basis, earnings per share jumped 16%, and sales rose a fraction. Best Buy's Geek Squad is composed of technicians who install or service consumers' goods. (NYSE:BBY) confirmed the dividend disbursement of $0.28 a share to shareholders as on record 2016-06-14. USA clearance of ChemChina's Syngenta deal removes key hurdleA US national security panel has approved the $43 billion ChemChina takeover of Swiss company Sygenta. Joly added that Best Buy has been attracting new customers. (BBY) closed 6.61% above its 200-day moving average and is 3.02% above another chart threshold, its 50-day moving average.

Subsequently, shares traded at 31.44 amid pre-market session and end finish at 31.29 with a -4.84%.

Shares of the electronics giant spiked 15% in premarket trading on Tuesday to almost $38 following better-than-expected second-quarter sales and earnings.

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Best Buy's online sales as a percentage of domestic revenue increased to 10.6 percent from 8.6 percent in the second quarter ended on 30th July, helped by faster shipping and improvements in the checkout process and search functionality, Joly said. They were forecasting US$0.43 per share three months ago. For the prior quarter revenue for the stock hit $13.62B, with EPS at $1.53.

08/15/2016 - Best Buy Co., Inc. was downgraded to "hold" by analysts at Jefferies. BBY's value Change from Open was at -0.76% with a Gap of -1.08%.

The quarterly company earnings release is usually highly anticipated. There was another key research note provided by Credit Suisse on Wednesday June 15, 2016.

07/11/2016 - Best Buy Co., Inc. had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Piper Jaffray. The stock is now holding above its 50-day SMA of $2.54 and below its 200-day SMA of $32.66. Vetr downgraded Best Buy from a hold rating to a sell rating and set a $33.48 price objective on the stock.in a report on Monday, August 15th.

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