Wednesday A.M. Report

Buffalo Wild wings reports rising sales: Stronger sales at Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants helped the chain easily beat Wall Street estimates, as it reported third-quarter results Tuesday. The St. Louis Park-based company said it earned $8.5 million, or 47 cents per diluted share, for the quarter; that’s up from $6.9 million, or 38 cents per diluted share, for the same period a year ago. Read full story

Comcast beats 3Q estimates, says NBC deal near:
Comcast Corp. today announced third-quarter earnings and revenue that beat analysts’ estimates and were up from a year ago when adjusted for special items. Shares were trading 4 percent higher at $20.45. In the company’s earnings conference call, Comcast Chairman, CEO and President Brian Roberts said the company expects to be able to close on the deal giving it control of NBC Universal by the end of the year. Read full story

Compellent stock up on Q4 earnings predictions, report of possible sale:
Compellent Technologies stock was up more than 20 percent today,  after the data-storage company’s Tuesday announcement that fourth-quarter predictions were better-than-expected. A media report that the Eden Prairie-based firm may sell itself also contributed to the stock price gain. Reuters reported Tuesday that Compellent has held preliminary meetings with some investment banks as it considers lining up a buyer. Read full story

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