Northern,WI  1/24/2013 (BasicsMedia) –

There have been some real big movers from established companies recently and continuing the trend is Netflix Inc. (NFLX) which is up almost 40% in early morning trading. Netflix is the world’s largest online-video service, rose the most ever after beating its forecast for fourth-quarter subscriber growth and posting an unexpected profit.

Netflix said yesterday it signed 2.05 million new U.S. Internet subscribers in the quarter, bringing total domestic online customers to 27.2 million. The gain led to a net income of 13 cents a share, while analysts predicted a loss.

 Netflix Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings, who signed Walt Disney Co. to an exclusive U.S. streaming deal for films starting in 2016, is defying skeptics who questioned the company’s ability to build an online TV network that competes with Time Warner Inc.’s HBO and other pay services.

Its s day of big movers in the upward direction and Swift Transportation (NYSE: SWFT  ) is up over 20% this morning. Swift just reported earnings on Jan. 23 which seems to be the cause of the sudden rise in stock value.

Here are just a few of the important numbers. For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Swift Transportation beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share. Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly while gross margins were steady, operating margins grew and net margins increased.

Revenue reported said Swift Transportation booked revenue of $922.6 million. Sixteen analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw sales of $882.9 million on the same basis while the GAAP reported sales were 7.2% higher than the prior-year quarter’s $860.7 million.

Brunswick Corp. (BC –Snapshot Report) made it eight straight quarters with  positive earnings and it shows in the stock price as the price is up some 10% in early morning trading.

Over the past 7 quarters, this manufacturer of recreational and lifestyle products has an average beat of more than 130%. The company surprised by more than 120% in its third quarter. Brunswickis best known for making bowling and billiard equipment. However, it has evolved into a much more diverse company with high power brands across several industries from Life Fitness and Hammer-Strength in its fitness division to some of the top names in marine boating like Bayliner, SeaRay, Cabo Yackts and more. Brunswick also manufactures marine engines and accessories under Mercury, Mariner and other brands.

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