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Corporate Earnings

This morning, the news is full of talk about Greece. This weekend, the government there introduced capital controls in what’s looking more and more like a country on the brink of financial collapse. Greece leaving the eurozone is of importance as it opens the door for other struggling…

A SpaceX stock initial public offering (IPO) could be even more likely after CEO Elon Musk asked for government’s permission to put thousands of Internet satellites into orbit earlier this week. SpaceX’s plan is to deploy a network of 4,000 small and cheap geosynchronous satellites to beam signals…

With each passing day, there is more evidence that suggests the stock market is a dangerous place to be; the upside seems very limited and the downside risks are increasing. At the end of the day, for key stock indices to go higher, revenues and corporate earnings of…

As corporate earnings tumble in, equity market action has been more tuned to stronger oil prices. A number of companies have now reported, and the numbers aren’t that bad. It’s still in the early stages, of course, but so far, there have been a lot of good financials.…

With the first quarter of 2015 behind us, it’s corporate earnings reporting season. Unfortunately, we are expecting the biggest decline in public corporate earnings since 2009. Corporate Earnings Expected to Decline Corporate profits are the most basic reasons why key stock indices rise or fall. If earnings are…

One sector of the domestic economy that should continue to produce solid corporate earnings is transportation stocks. Higher freight volumes, higher freight prices not affecting demand, and lower fuel prices are a solid combination that should boost the bottom line for airlines, freight companies, and railroads. Similar industry…

Going back to the lackluster corporate earnings from early reporters that I talked about in my last article, today, I’m taking a closer look at NIKE, Inc. (NKE), which appears to be outperforming the market so far in 2015. Current Economic and Stock Market Action In the fourth…

Is it finally happening? Are investors coming to the realization that the stock market is fully valued as corporate earnings are declining and general economic conditions in the U.S. are deteriorating faster than at any time in the last five years? I believe the smart money figured this…

As this issue goes to press, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down for the year. Yes, 70 days into the year, we’ve seen the stock market move up to new highs and we’ve seen stocks move back down. The bottom line is that stocks are lower today…

Which DOW stock just hit a home run with its earnings? It was The Walt Disney Company (DIS), reporting another strong quarter in terms of its parks and resorts, consumer products, and media networks. It was a solid quarter for the company and the stock soared on the…

Large-cap earnings were pretty good this quarter, just like they were in the second quarter of this year. The Walt Disney Company (DIS) was one of them. Notable in the company’s solid fiscal fourth-quarter and year-end results was its huge jump in profitability. While total fiscal 2014 sales…

Lots of corporate earnings are still streaming in for the third quarter, though mostly among smaller-cap companies. Top-line growth certainly isn’t robust, but it’s not bad either. The surprise I’ve noticed in third-quarter reporting has been the profitability. There has been plenty of double-digit comparable earnings growth on…

Credit card companies are some of the best indicators in the global economy. Visa Inc. (V) just reported a pretty decent quarter. While earnings were down comparatively due to a one-time charge, adjusted earnings handily beat consensus. The company’s fiscal fourth quarter came in solid, with growth of…

Corporate earnings are flooding in, and while there are always disappointments—typically in not meeting Wall Street expectations—the numbers are pretty good. The stock market was relieved when conglomerates started reporting. 3M Company (MMM) saw its share price pop almost five percent higher after beating estimates and reporting a…

Amid all the turmoil in capital markets, I’m reminded of all the good corporate earnings being released. Of course, the stock market is a system of discounting future business conditions and the recent sell-off has been pronounced, but stocks have come so far over the last several years.…

While corporate earnings continue to come in solid, stocks continue to be sold. It’s not all the time that stocks follow oil prices, but they certainly have this time around and the selling momentum has gained on deflationary pressures from producer prices to declining expectations for global economic…

Now that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen 1,035 points (six percent) from its mid-September peak, the question investors are asking is “how far will she go?” For small-cap investors, the drama is greater, as the Russell 2000 Index has fallen 12.5% from its July peak. Since…

If there’s one thing the stock market needs, it’s a distraction from global growth worries and geopolitical events. And corporate earnings are the ticket for that as this season’s numbers are starting to pour in. Pharmaceutical benchmark Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) once again beat Wall Street consensus, generating…