Earnings Reports

Earnings reports are comprehensive financial reports that are issued every quarter. Each quarter, every public company must disclose their earnings reports and make the information available to all investors. The earnings reports must be in accordance with all of the current accounting rules and must comply with the rules and regulations governing the country and the company’s specific industry.


Countless earnings reports are still hitting the Street—and a lot of them are from dividend-paying stocks. It hasn’t been a bad first-quarter earnings season overall. We know that sales growth is pretty slow for brand-name businesses. And those companies generating…

Calendar first-quarter earnings reports are hitting the stock market and already a couple of trends have emerged. As previously mentioned, currency translation with the stronger U.S. dollar is having a material effect on corporate performance, but domestic-operating companies have been…

Stocks are going to gyrate around second-quarter earnings, but that’s exactly what this market needs—the corporate bottom line and expectations for the rest of the year. With so many stocks trading at their all-time record-highs, I view investment risk in…

Lots 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…

Some earnings reports are coming in now and a lot of them are pretty decent. At the very least, many are beating consensus and/or previous outlooks for upcoming quarters. This is all recognizing, of course, that earnings are managed and…

The equity market and other capital markets are gyrating on the rise in 10-year Treasury yields. There’s been a lot of unusual movement in currencies as well. Speculation regarding what the Federal Reserve is going to do about quantitative easing…

There is a serious problem in the gold mining business these days, and it’s not because of the stagnant spot price. Costs are going up industry-wide, and it is making buying gold stocks much less attractive. Gold prices have been…

Internet-related stocks are not an easy place to make money. Just ask Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ/FB), which has seen its share price plummet from $45.00 on its Initial Public Offering (IPO) day to the current $20.00 level. (Read “The Next Big…

There are several companies that have produced good earnings reports and are making money for shareholders in this difficult stock market; I think they are worth going over. So far, a lot of earnings reports were mediocre this second quarter,…

This earnings season has been dodgy with mixed results and, so far, has not impressed the market. On one hand the big banks are reporting good results and improving balance sheets, but large-cap technology is showing some fragility based on…

  It’s still early days this earnings season, and in spite of some warnings from some big, brand-name companies, I remain hopeful that a number of industries will announce good earnings reports. The stock market is understandably nervous about global…

The earnings disappointments we’re getting are mostly related to businesses with meaningful international operations. The stock market is unenthused by the slowdown in corporate earnings and is (once again) resetting its expectations for the global economy. Oil prices and the…

I recently wrote in these pages about the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) proposing to reclassify gold bullion as the safest and the highest quality of asset for central banks and all other banks around the world: Tier 1 capital.…

In the first quarter of 2012, companies in the S&P 500 stock market index saw their earnings grow just 6.2%. Now that growth is threatening to go negative for the first time since the third quarter of 2009! More S&P…