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.

Why Positive Large-Cap Earnings Don’t Suggest a Strong Stock Market in 2015

By Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Large-Cap Earnings NumbersAfter a slow start to the reporting season, large-cap companies are peppering the Street with good numbers. The stock market may be in consolidation, but a number of companies have announced solid earnings reports so far. But even these positive results don’t suggest a strong market for all of 2015.
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Early 4Q14 Earnings News Suggests Slow 2015

By Monday, January 12, 2015

Early Earnings Revealing Slow Growth for Stocks in 2015Financial reports are trickling in, and it’s exactly what the market needs—a fresh dose of news, straight from the horse’s mouth. Unfortunately, the numbers aren’t forming a rosy picture of a strong market in 2015 so far. Instead, early 4Q14 earnings news suggests a slow year ahead.
Early 4Q14 Earnings Reports
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2015: Why It Won’t Be a Good Year to Own Stocks

By Monday, December 22, 2014

2015 Good Year to Own StocksWhen you take all the fluff out of the markets, like artificially low interest rates and other easy monetary support from the Federal Reserve, we need to realize (at the end of the day) that stocks trade on a fundamental called corporate earnings. And going into 2015, as I’ll detail below, corporate earnings are weak at best.Read More
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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.
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Beauty Company ULTA Signaling Strong Upcoming Earnings Season?

By Friday, December 19, 2014

Strong Upcoming Earnings SeasonWhatever the news that causes the equity market to gyrate, I’m reminded that the most important news for investors is what underlying businesses say about their operations. Amidst all the turmoil and shocks that can affect the broader market, a good, underlying business that has the liquidity will always get recognized by the inv… Read More

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