Earnings

Earnings are also known as profits. At the most basic level, a company’s earnings consist of what’s left over after all costs are taken out from the revenue generated. Earnings are also the basis for corporate taxes. Many corporations report EBITDA, or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The most important thing to watch for when researching a company is where earnings are forecasted to move. Investors want to see that the future expectations are for the earnings to grow over time.


IBM Stock Could Move Heavily on Forward Guidance International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) reports its second-quarter earnings after the closing bell today. Since IBM stock has surged 10.94% in the last three months, the markets are clearly anticipating either strong…

As of July 24, 187 companies in the S&P 500 have reported their corporate earnings. For these 187 companies, their average decline in earnings has been 2.2%. If this is the final number, then it will be the biggest decline…

The NASDAQ is heading higher this morning despite some technology companies reporting less-than-stellar earnings. Both Twitter Inc. (NYSE/TWTR) and Yelp Inc. (NYSE/YELP) lost double digits. Meanwhile, precious metals continue to struggle, with gold tanking to below $1,100 an ounce. China’s…

Yelp Inc.’s (NYSE/YELP) stock price tanked more than 29% on Wednesday, July 29th after the company lowered its 2015 revenue guidance, signaling the entire social media business model could be in trouble. During the second quarter, revenue grew 51% year-over-year…

It’s still earnings season, and many companies are making double-digit moves. China’s stock market crash is still continuing, albeit at a smaller magnitude compared to yesterday. By 10:00 a.m. E.T., the S&P 500 Index was up 0.28%, while the NASDAQ…

Shares of Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE/P) jumped more than 13% on Friday, July 24th, after the company’s earnings showed a surprising increase in listeners and ad revenue during the previous quarter. The leading Internet radio service recorded total revenue of $285.6 million, a…

The one thing that companies aren’t doing is hitting their earnings out of the park and this is a problem for a stock market at its high. Countless companies aren’t reporting material comparable growth in their financials. So there’s no…

Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE/UA) reported its second-quarter earnings on Thursday, beating Wall Street’s expectations. Shares of Under Armour climbed over seven percent on Thursday morning trading to around $90.02. Under Armour reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30,…

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT) reported its earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 on Tuesday July 21st, reflecting its focus on cloud computing and enterprise growth alongside the painful unwinding of its Nokia deal. Shares of Microsoft dropped over four percent at…