Company Earnings

They are also referred to as “corporate earnings” and “corporate profits:” basically, the amount of money a company makes in certain period of time. The price/earnings multiple is still the most common tool used to value a company. The stock market values a company based on the amount of money—the earnings and profits—the company has after all expenses, including taxes, have been paid. In a stock market where stocks are traded at an average of 12 times earnings, a company making $1.00 a share per year would be valued at $12.00. All things being equal, the more money a public company makes, the higher its stock price.


Early Corporate Earnings Unveil Missing Sales Growth

By Friday, April 17, 2015
Early corporate earningsAs corporate earnings tumble in, equity market action has been more tuned to stronger oil prices. A number of companies have now reported, and the numbers aren’t that bad. It’s still in the early stages, of course, but so far, there have been a lot of good financials. Having said that, sales growth has been missing early this corporate.

Early 1Q15 Earnings Forecast: Decent Bottom Line, Disappointing Sales

By Friday, March 20, 2015
1Q15 Earnings ForecastFirst-quarter earnings season is on the horizon and early reporters, so far, are revealing the same results we got in 4Q14—a decent bottom line, but sales coming up short. So far, my early 1Q15 earnings forecast predicts a boring reporting season. Oracle Among Companies Keeping Investor Interest with Dividend Boosts Several important.

4Q14 Earnings Reports: Will They Boost Stocks Higher in Early 2015?

By Monday, December 22, 2014
Earnings to Boost Stocks Higher in Start of 2015Looking ahead to 2015, the first and most obvious news the marketplace will be looking for is fourth-quarter earnings. Even before oil prices experienced their material sell-off, fourth-quarter earnings were looking good, as corporate reporting in both the second and third quarters of 2014 estimated a solid finish to the year. Now.

Old Adage of “Don’t Fight the Fed” Stands, but Big-Cap Earnings Uninspiring

By Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Big-Cap EarningsEarnings season continues and the deluge of results is positively affecting the S&P 500, which is pushing new record highs. Also continuing its positive upward trend are biotechnology stocks, which still harbor a lot of price momentum from institutional investors. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (LGND) has been very hot.

What Makes Dividend Increases Market-moving News

By Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Dividend Increases Market-moving NewsThere is a huge amount of news for the stock market to digest this week, with both economic data and company earnings reports. The stock market has been unsure of itself the last couple of weeks, wondering if the rally off of the Federal Reserve’s third round of quantitative easing (QE3) was a fake out. Now, the market needs company earnings.
Aug. 31, 2015
Trailing 12-month EPS for Dow Jones companies (Most Recent Quarter) $1014.15
Trailing 12-month Price/earnings multiple (Most Recent Quarter)

17.44

Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend Yield 2.71%
10-year U.S. Treasury Yield 2.14%

Immediate term outlook:
The bear market rally in stocks that started in March 2009, extended because of unprecedented central bank money printing, is coming to an end. Gold bullion is up $1,000 an ounce since we first recommended it in 2002 and we are still bullish on the physical metal.

Short-to-medium term outlook:
World economies are entering their slowest growth period since 2009. The Chinese economy grew last year at its slowest pace in 24 years. Japan is in recession. The eurozone is in depression. With almost half the S&P 500 companies deriving revenue outside the U.S., slower world economic growth will negatively impact revenue and earnings growth of American companies. Domestically, America’s gross domestic product grew by only a meager 2.3% in the second quarter, which will negatively impact an already overpriced equity market.

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