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October 15, 2013  Tue 7:30 AM CT


Sellers Unleashed After Numbers Miss

Teredata pre-announced third-quarter results, and investors aren't happy! Earnings are expected to be no more than $0.70, well below the $0.81 forecast by analysts. Revenue of $665 million also lags the $699 million consensus number. Management cited weak demand in most international markets. TDC falls 16 percent before the opening bell on my tradeMONSTER platform.

Domino's Falls on Profit Shortfall

Domino's Pizza earned $0.53 a share in its third quarter, below the $0.54 average estimate. Sales beat the Street, but investors are focusing on that weak bottom-line number, and DPZ is down 2 percent in the pre-market.

J&J Strong Across the Board

Johnson & Johnson earned $1.36 a share in the third quarter on revenue of $17.57 billion. Analysts had only expected $1.32 and $17.46 billion, respectively. Full-year guidance was also increased. JNJ rose more than 1 percent in early trading.

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