Earnings Outlook

A company reports its revenue and earnings on a quarterly basis. The company will then issue guidance of where they see the market in the future, along with any possible developments in either the goods or services they produce or the market in general. This information is then used by analysts, who then make an estimate of where they believe the earnings outlook will be for the company in future quarters. Investors will use this information, in addition to other criteria they may have, to make investment decisions.

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 imp… Read More

Two Big Trends to Emerge This Earnings Season?

By Friday, April 11, 2014

The Two Big Themes This Earnings SeasonLots of companies have broken out of their previous long-term trends on the stock market, and it’s a positive, contributing signal to a secular bull market.
One company that recently beat Wall Street consensus and just broke out of its previous price trend is A. Schulman, Inc. (SHLM) out of Akron, Ohio.
This business deals with resi… Read More

Why Investors Should Pay Attention to This Diverse Stock

By Thursday, January 30, 2014

Business Booming for These Stocks Right NowWith little wind at its back from last year’s exceptional performance, this market is a stock-picker’s market, and one that continues to favor existing winners.
For an existing portfolio of large-cap, dividend-paying blue chips, I don’t see a lot of new action to take right now. The most valuable information for investors is… Read More

Stock Market: Where the Real Risk Is in 2014…

By Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Risk Returns to Earnings ResultsThe Dow Jones Transportation Average is still very close to its all-time high, and so are countless component companies. The airlines, in particular, have been very strong in a classic bull market breakout performance. Many of these stocks have roughly doubled over the last 12 months.
Commensurate with continued strength in the Ru… Read More

Top Stocks for Speculative Investors in 2014

By Thursday, January 16, 2014

Price Momentum Still Favors These StocksLooking for volatility? Stick with 3D (three-dimensional) printer stocks. While most continue to exude upward price momentum, valuations are off the charts and the action can only be described as “gut-wrenching.”
Stratasys Ltd. (SSYS) is a company we looked at back in November. Based out of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Stratasy… Read More