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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 earnings or solid guidance. IBM is expected to…

Here’s a New Reason to Be Bullish on AAPL Stock Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) nudged market sentiment on its most recent quarterly earnings report by outperforming today and lowering expectations for tomorrow. AAPL stock reaped the rewards, jumping 2.02% in early Wednesday trading. But the real question is if…

Could Weak Earnings Spark a Stock Market Crash in 2016? Weak corporate earnings could result in a stock market crash in 2016, dashing the mainstream belief that the U.S. economy is in a recovery. The Federal Reserve’s uncertain interest rate policies and lower commodity prices have jointly served…

Executives are spending billions buying back their own stock, but their efforts are slowing, destroying the American economy. A new report from Aranca Investment Research concludes that almost $2.3 trillion has been spent on buybacks since 2009, as corporate cash reserves have grown and borrowing costs have declined.…

Greece and China added quite a bit of uncertainty to the U.S. stock market. By around 10:30 a.m. E.T. on the first trading day of August, the Dow slipped more than half a percent, NASDAQ lost 0.2%, and the S&P 500 dropped 0.3%. In Greece, the stock market…

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 in quarterly earnings for the S&P 500 since…

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 stock market crash has been temporarily stopped, with…

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 coming in at $133.9 million. Earnings per share…

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 and the Dow are also slightly higher. China’s…

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 30% year-over-year increase. Pandora’s total advertising also grew 30% year-over-year,…

TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ/TRIP) reported its second-quarter financials on Thursday July 24th. The company said its expenses rose in the second quarter, countering growth in revenue. Investors were disappointed with the results. Shares of TripAdvisor slumped 8.4% to $86.50 in pre-market trading after the company’s earnings missed expectations. The…

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 particular reason why stocks should be appreciating in…

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, 2015. Net revenues increased 29% in the second…

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ/ISRG) surged after the company reported second-quarter revenue and earnings soared past consensus projections. On Wednesday, July 22nd, shares of the medical device maker surged to $554.09 from Tuesday’s close of $505.09, an increase of roughly 10%. Intuitive’s shares had fallen about 4.5% this year. Robotic…

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 the beginning of trading on Wednesday morning to…

United Technologies Corporation (NYSE/UTX) cut its profits outlook for the second time in just over a month, saying there is weak demand in units making aerospace parts and Otis elevators. On Tuesday July 21st, the company reported second-quarter earnings above expectations. However, the company slashed its forecast for…

If it weren’t for the NASDAQ, this stock market would be flat once again. The resilience of technology and biotechnology stocks is a positive signal for equities. The Dow Jones Industrials, S&P 500 Index, and Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index‎ are basically flat year to date. Earnings season…