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Every investor needs to know how to analyze earnings reports.
Earnings reports are one of the most important tools an investor has. They measure a company's financial health and help investors gauge whether or not a stock is worth their money.
A theme so far this earnings season is U.S. companies warning of an economic slowdown. With about half of the S&P 500 companies having reported already, many are citing protracted declines in production, sales, and employment that will track into 2016.
The press is treating this as a surprise, yet I'm hard-pressed to understand how...
We've been talking about the decline in revenue and earnings for more than a year and prepared accordingly. I've shown readers how to move your money into the best quality companies and simultaneously tighten up your risk management controls - often at a profit.
With the arrival of October comes the start of Q3 earnings season.
Stay on top of the most important reports with this convenient Q3 stock earnings calendar for October, November, and December.
Last week's earnings for Big Oil stocks were a mixed bag.
The six Big Oil companies - BP, Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Total SA, and Chevron - all followed a similar pattern.
The Alibaba earnings date is set for May 7, and the company is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.43 and revenue of $2.78 billion.
But with the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) earnings date just around the corner, some investors are worrying the stock could continue to fall.
But according to Money Morning experts, Alibaba stock is one of the best long-term buys on the market despite the recent hiccups.
Earnings season unofficially begins on Wednesday, April 8, when Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) reports Q1 earnings after the bell.
Now, most Wall Street prognosticators are bearish this earnings season. Countless headlines of “earnings recession 2015” have caused retail investors to wonder if they should exit the markets.
An “earnings recession” happens when earnings results decline for two consecutive quarters on a year-over-year basis.
It’s true, earnings are expected to disappoint across the board this quarter.
The S&P 500 gained 8 points today to close at a new record high. The cause? Positive macro-economic forces spreading across Europe.
The Russia-Ukraine ceasefire, improved data on the German economy, and improving prospects for a Greek debt agreement pushed stocks higher.
Good morning! The stock market today (Thursday, Jan. 15) is headlined by RadioShack (NYSE: RSH). RSH stock fell 30% premarket.
Today, investors will react to a slew of earnings reports from three large financial institutions and Nasdaq component Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC). On the data side, jobless claims will remain in focus, in addition to an important update to the Philadelphia Fed Survey. Consensus estimates call for 295,000 new jobless claims for the week ending January 10.
The U.S. financial sector is in the spotlight this week when the nation's five biggest banks report Q4 earnings.
Profit expectations for financial firms have fallen overall since Q4's start. At present, analysts project a 1.7% slump in sector earnings for the October-December period. That's well below the 8% growth rate forecast at the end of September.
The beginning of January marks the start of Q4 earnings season.
Among the first ones up this year include an aluminum producer, a tech giant, and a few massive banking firms.
Stock market today, May 23, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased on Thursday on positive news in the housing market. Data from the National Association of Realtors indicated a 1.3% increase in home sales in April. This is the first increase of the year.
Sears stock (Nasdaq: SHLD) slumped 4% in premarket trading this morning (Thursday) before announcing financial results for its first quarter, which ended May 3. Overall, Sears posted a loss of $2.24 per share, vastly widening from Q1 2013's loss of $1.29 per share. The numbers were way off from analysts' more optimistic expectations of a projected loss of $1.91 per share. Revenue fell 6.8% to $7.88 billion.
Not much has changed in recent years for the retailer, which merged with Kmart in 2005.
You see, today's earnings are just another "nail in the coffin" in a long line of hits to SHLD stock - in fact, they mark 28 straight quarters of revenue drops for the retailer.
Stock market today, May 22, 2014: Yesterday (Wednesday), the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed with a triple digit jump after no surprises emerged from the U.S. Federal Reserve's April meeting minutes.
Top financial news today, May 21, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 100 points on Tuesday after a sharp selloff in retail stocks rattled the markets.