A number of companies across the retail and tech landscape reported quarterly earnings this week. Yahoo Finance spoke to experts across the industry to discuss Dollar Tree (DLTR), Foot Locker (FL), Salesforce (CRM), Snowflake (SNOW), and Workday (WDAY). Here is everything investors need to know, including the winners and losers from this week's results. Dollar Tree (00:00:03) Brad Thomas, KeyBanc Capital Markets Managing Director, remains positive on Dollar Tree's outlook after the company's quarterly results. Thomas said, "That fourth quarter guidance from an earnings standpoint was certainly encouraging, driven primarily by ongoing strength that the Dollar Tree banner continues to show some nice share gains." Foot Locker (00:00:35) Janine Stichter, BTIG Consumer Retail and Lifestyle Brands Analyst and Managing Director, discussed the possible growth opportunities for Foot Locker, despite concerns over consumer spending and inventory levels. Stichter explained, "Whereas for most companies who've reported through the Q3 reporting cycle saw a deceleration from August into September into October, Foot Locker saw the opposite." Salesforce (00:01:09) Essex Investment Management Co-CEO Nancy Prial thinks that Salesforce is showing progress, backed by its development of AI technology. Prial said, "We've got the very beginnings of their entry into really using AI technology and using generative AI to allow their customers to really monetize and get a lot more value out of all of the data that's embedded in their CRM systems." Snowflake (00:01:36) Yahoo Finance's Julie Hyman broke down Snowflake's quarterly earnings, highlighted by product revenue growing 34 percent year-over-year. Hyman said, "We're still seeing from these big companies, pretty impressive growth." Workday (00:01:54) Mizuho Managing Director Siti Panigrahi had a positive outlook after Workday's Q3 earnings. Panigrahi said, "They're exhibiting well with new management, new CEO, new CFO. I think the company is executing really well." Video highlights: 00:00:03 - Brad Thomas, KeyBanc Capital Markets Managing Director 00:00:35 - Janine Stichter, BTIG Consumer Retail and Lifestyle Brands Analyst and Managing Director 00:01:09 - Essex Investment Management Co-CEO Nancy Prial 00:01:36 - Yahoo Finance's Julie Hyman 00:01:54 - Mizuho Managing Director Siti Panigrah
Salesforce (CRM) beat third-quarter earnings estimates, encouraging Wall Street analysts to raise their price targets on Salesforce stock. With generative AI on the radar of many industries, Salesforce's plans for artificial intelligence adoption are being watched closely. Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith and Brad Smith weigh in on investor responses to these results, alongside Salesforce's own outlook. For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.
Shares of Salesforce Inc (NYSE: CRM) were climbing in early trading on Thursday after the company reported upbeat third-quarter earnings. The results came amid an exciting earnings season. Here are some key analyst takeaways from the earnings release. BofA Securities On Salesforce Analyst Brad Sills maintained a Buy rating while raising the price target from $280 to $300. Salesforce reported “very solid” third-quarter results, “with revenue and margin upside from strength in large deals (deals >