Tempur-Pedic plunges on lower outlook
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Slashes Earnings Guidance by 50 Percent
The mattress maker is plummeting this morning after announcing that second-quarter sales will come in 50 percent lower than expected, citing weak revenues in North America. The company reduced its full-year earnings outlook to $2.70 per share from its previous forecast of $3.80 to $3.95 EPS. The consensus estimate among analysts had been $3.93 EPS for 2012. TPX is down 43 percent to $43.67.
Iron Mountain Climbs on REIT Conversion
The business-services company spiked higher after announcing late yesterday that its board had approved a plan to convert and company into a real-estate investment trust. Management also disclosed a sizable dividend increase. IRM is up more than 12.15 percent to $31.85 on my tradeMONSTER platform.
Coinstar Jumps With Plans for Coffee Kiosks
The operator of Redbox DVD dispensers and coin-change machines is trading higher this morning after announcing that it would install kiosks offering coffee from Starbucks subsidiary Seattle's Best. The company estimates that it will roll about 500 of the kiosks this year, with thousands more to come. CSTR is up 3.32 percent to $61.26 this morning.