Shares are up nearly 30% this year, fueled by impressive organic growth, cost-cutting initiatives and strong capital deployment.
Staying in the black has many benefits for households, but in the corporate world, owing money is often desirable.
After arguably losing the last round of the ongoing console wars, the company appears better positioned in the latest battle with its impressive new offering.
Not all move higher out of the gate, but these have seen shares soar since their parent company set them free.
The true winners from earnings season are those who can deliver the coveted "Triple Play": A positive earnings surprise, a positive revenue surprise, and significant positive earnings estimate revisions.
The third-quarter season had a shaky start, with companies struggling to meet lowered expectations.
Though technology was the biggest laggard in the last earnings season, the sector is looking to turn it around this time.
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