11:45 PM New York – Culp net in the year declined 6% to $21 million. Destination Maternity first-quarter net swung to profit $0.2 million. Fred''s first-quarter net loss narrowed to $20 million. The Michaels Companies first-quarter net plunged 63% to $27 million.
Tollbooth Index slid 18.87 to 15,525.11 but for the year-to-date soared 12.8%.
), the mattress and upholstery fabrics supplier reported net sales in the year ending on April 29 jumped 4.6% from a year ago to $323.7 million.
Net income in the year declined 6.3% to $20.9 million or $1.65 per diluted share from $22.3 million or $1.78 in the same quarter last year.
Culp forecasted first-quarter net sales to decline 10% and pretax profit to drop between $3.8 million to $4.8 million from reported pretax profit of $6.7 million in the same period a year ago.
Destination Maternity Corporation
), the maternity apparel and accessories retailer said net sales in the first-quarter ending on April 29 slumped 3% from a year ago to $103.2 million.
Comparable store sales in the quarter fell 0.1%.
Net in the quarter swung to profit $0.2 million or 2 cents per diluted share from a loss of $1.1 million or 8 cents in the same quarter last year.
), the retail stores operator stated net sales in the first-quarter ending on May 5 plummeted 5.8% from a year ago to $437.1 million.
Comparable store sales in the quarter dropped 3.9% but online sales surged 43%.
Net loss in the quarter narrowed to $19.9 million or 54 cents per diluted share from $37.8 million or $1.02 in the same quarter last year.
The Michaels Companies Inc
), the arts and crafts specialty retailer reported net sales in the first-quarter ending on May 5 slid 0.3% from a year ago to $1.6 billion.
Comparable store sales in the quarter increased 0.4%.
Net income in the quarter plunged 62.7% to $26.9 million or 15 cents per diluted share from $72.2 million or 38 cents in the same quarter last year.
The specialty retailer forecasted fiscal 2018 revenues growth in the range of between $5.22 billion and $5.29 billion and comparable store sales to increase between 0% and 1.5% and diluted earnings per share between $2.19 and $2.32.
), the steelmaker forecasted second-quarter diluted earnings per share in the range of $2.05 to $2.10 compared to the first-quarter of $1.10 and $1 from a year ago period.
Nucor said significant increase in earnings strong market conditions and sustainable strength in steel end use markets.