Avery Dennison (AVY) Q1 Earnings and Sales Beat, View Up

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Avery Dennison Corporation AVY is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. The company reported adjusted earnings of $1.44 per share in first-quarter 2018, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.34. Adjusted earnings surged 30% year over year driven by strong operating results, currency translation tailwinds and a lower tax rate.

Revenue: It reported revenues of $1.78 billion in the first quarter, ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.76 billion. Sales increased 13% on a year over year basis.

Outlook: For 2018, Avery Dennison raised its adjusted earnings per share guidance to $5.85-$6.05 from $5.70-$5.95.

Estimate Trend & Surprise History: Investors should note that the earnings estimate revisions for Avery Dennison have remained stable prior to the earnings release. The Zacks Consensus Estimate currently stands at $1.34 for the first quarter.

Avery Dennison Corporation Price and EPS Surprise

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Coming to earnings surprise history, Avery Dennison has an impressive track record. In the past 4 quarters, the company has outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate on all occasions, with an average beat of 6.84%.

Zacks Rank: Currently Avery Dennison has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). However, since the latest earnings performance is yet to be reflected in the estimate revisions, the rank is subject to change. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here .

Market Reaction: Shares remained flat in pre-market trading following the release, at the time of this write-up. It would be interesting to see how the market reacts to the results during the trading session today.

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