Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) reported on Wednesday that its Q4 net income dropped 21 percent to $82M, in contrast to $103M the year earlier. Earnings per share were 43 cents per share, in contrast to 45 cents per share predicted by analysts surveyed by FactSet.
The wine-maker declared sales surged 11 percent to $696M, from a year before. Looking forward, the firm predicts earnings per share to be in the $2.55-$2.85 range, in contrast to analysts’ predicts of $2.78 a share.
The president and CEO of Constellation Brands, Rob Sands stated that for the wine and spirits business, they consider their optimistic marketplace momentum and continuing focus on innovation, brand building and sales implementation positions them to grow volume as a minimum in-line with the U.S. wine and spirits category and generate positive product mix in fiscal 2014.
Moving readers toward the broader market, let’s consider percentage change in stocks prices of other stocks in the similar sector who contribute major role in the market that includes Castle Brands Inc (NYSE:ROX) rose +1.64%, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Inc. (NASDAQ:WVVI) edged down -1.74%, Diageo plc (ADR) (NYSE:DEO) which also increased +0.63% and Central European Distribution Corp (NASDAQ:CEDC) closed down -25.36%.
Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) stock’s trade at beginning with a price of $48.50 and throughout the trading session climbed at a high of $49.15 other than when day-trade ended the stock finally advanced +0.29% to $48.77.
The stock is going forward its 52 week low with 163.62% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -0.93%. STZ last month stock price volatility remained 1.94%.
STZ stock institutional ownership remained 89.58% while insider ownership included 0.70%. In its share capital STZ has 183.65 million outstanding shares among them 175.16 million shares have been floated in market exchange.
Company’s beta coefficient included 1.07. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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