Quarterly Earnings

Public companies, firms that have their shares trade on an exchange, must make their financial reports available for investors to research every quarter, or four times a year. In an earnings report, firms must supply revenue, expenses, net income, earnings per share, and all of the details in an income statement, cash flow and balance sheet. Investors can then take this data and compare companies to properly evaluate the worth of the companies.


Why Harley-Davidson Stock Dropped 15% With fundamentals declining on nearly all fronts, Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) seems like it’s on the ropes. HOG stock used to perform fairly well while Harley-Davidson motorbikes were the market leader. But that era is at…

Canadian Banks are reporting their earnings for the quarter ended April 30, 2015. (Note that all numbers in this article are in Canadian dollars.) Bank of Montreal (NYSE/BMO) Net income for the quarter is at $1.0 billion, translating to earnings…

There are still a lot of companies that are reporting quarterly earnings and, in many cases, the numbers are pretty decent. Let’s look at some of the winners. The iconic jewelry brand Tiffany & Co. (NYSE/TIF) reported outstanding quarterly earnings…

We just had a buffet of quarterly earnings releases from some of the largest technology firms: Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG); Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT); Intel Corporation (NASDAQ/INTC); and International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE/IBM). Following the release, three out of the four firms’…

— Calling The Trend Column, by George Leong, B.Comm. With the first half over, nothing was unexpected, as stock markets in the first half traded largely mixed with the broader market and small-cap stocks were lower. Technology attracted buying, as…

— by George Leong, B. Comm. The investment climate is much more optimistic now than it was a month ago. Major stock indices are riding a five-week rally and looking to extend the gains this week. Technically, investor sentiment has…

— by George Leong, B. Comm. Investors are getting ready for the flow of first-quarter earnings this week. The importance will not be so much the earnings, but what the companies say as far as the guidance going forward in…