Top News: Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII), Carolina Trust Bank (NASDAQ:CART), Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT),

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) reported Diluted earnings per share was $0.47 compared to $0.51 for the first quarter of 2015. Excluding Special Items. Diluted earnings per share was $0.48 compared to $0.52 for the first quarter of 2015. Consolidated total revenues decreased 4.8 percent to $835.7 million and same store sales decreased 2.5 percent.

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is -26.40% and weekly performance is -5.71%. On last trading day company shares ended up at $13.70. Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -4.27%.

Carolina Trust Bank (NASDAQ:CART) announced its financial results for the first quarter that ended March 31, 2016 (“1Q 2016”). The Bank earned net income of $417,000 in 1Q 2016 as compared to $175,000 for the same period in 2015 (“1Q 2015”). After deducting the preferred stock dividends, net income available to common stockholders was $358,000 and $117,000, respectively, for 1Q 2016 as compared to 1Q 2015.

Carolina Trust Bank (NASDAQ:CART) shares advanced 3.14% in last trading session and ended the day at $6.09. Carolina Trust Bank (NASDAQ:CART) quarterly performance is -1.06%.

Pilgrim’s Pride (NASDAQ: PPC) reported Q1 EPS of $0.46, $0.04 better than the analyst estimate of $0.42. Revenue for the quarter came in at $1.96 billion versus the consensus estimate of $1.96 billion. Also declared a special dividend of $2.75 per share.

On 28 April, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC) shares advanced 12.44% and was closed at $26.40. PPC EPS growth in last 5 year was 43.80%. Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC) year to date (YTD) performance is 19.51%.

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) said on Thursday that it would buy St. Jude Medical Inc (STJ.N) in a $25 billion deal to expand its heart device business, but investors worried that the acquisition would not pay off as promised.

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) ended the last trading day at $40.42. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.60%. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) showed a weekly performance of -7.89%.

Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP) will host an online, real-time webcast of the company’s 2016 First Quarter Earnings Conference Call with financial analysts at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Mountain Time) on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The company will release earnings at approximately 6:45 a.m. Eastern Time on the same day. Company executives participating in the conference call will include Mark Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, and David Heede, Interim Chief Financial Officer.

Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE:TAP) shares moved down -0.15% in last trading session and ended the day at $95.67. TAP Gross Margin is 39.40% and its return on assets is 2.80%. Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE:TAP) quarterly performance is 8.68%.

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