Posts filed under “Analysts”

Do You Understand Earnings Estimates?

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Run-don’t-walk to see Jim Bianco’s fascinating discussion on Understandings Earnings Estimates.

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Category: Analysts, Earnings

A Guide to S&P’s Latest Credit Ratings by Country

click for ginormous graphic via Mint

Category: Analysts, Credit, Digital Media

Here’s the thing you need to understand about Cramer…

There is a hefty profile of James J. Cramer in the NYT magazine this weekend that is worth reading. But here’s the one thing you need to understand about Jim Cramer:  If you read financial blogs or follow StockTwits or do any sort of research online, the archeology of that traces back to Cramer. He…Read More

Category: Analysts, Financial Press, Web/Tech

GS: $100 Billion Rout in Commodities “Only Temporary”

A technical break in oil and silver, increased margin requirements by the CME, and a fast exit by speculators have combined to whack the commodities complex by more than $100 billion in a week. The value of the 24 commodities tracked by S&P GSCI index fell almost $90 billion dollars. Add to that the precious…Read More

Category: Analysts, Commodities, Technical Analysis

S&P: You’re Welcome!

Jim Morin on the S&P downgrade: > Source: Miami Herald

Category: Analysts, Credit

Accountants Liable Where CEO/CFOs Are Not

Attention Accountants: You are on the hook for what CEOs/CFOs do if their aggressive accounting tactics bring the firm down and you certified their books. That seems to be the latest twist in the Lehman Brothers saga. From Repo 105s to false loans made to themselves, the green visor crowd are catching heat. By helping…Read More

Category: Analysts, Corporate Management, Legal

New Trade Idea: Buy Spring (SPRNG)

Stock: OTC Nasdaq Spring (SPRNG) Recommendation: Strong Buy from 40-50; Add from 50-60 Price Target: 85 > I put a new trade on yesterday — we are now long Spring SPRNG), and expect to maintain this position for a quarter or two. Recall that we dumped our holdings of Winter (WNTR) late February; that is…Read More

Category: Analysts, Humor, Technical Analysis, Trading

Year End S&P Targets (Big Firms)

Great assembly of forecasts from the boys at Bespoke: >

Category: Analysts, Investing

There Ain’t No Employment “Whisper” Numbers

OK, kids, listen up: There ain’t no such thing as NFP whisper numbers. This oddity seems to come up now and again by the usual tin foil hat types. Let’s explain what a whisper number actually is, and why an Employment whisper # is nonsense. Back in the bad old days before Reg FD and…Read More

Category: Analysts, Corporate Management, Earnings, Employment

Change in Ratings (or, Charlie Sheen Goes to Wall St)

We have decided to change our stock ranking to reflect current sensibilities more closely. Rankings formerly known as “Buy” “Neutral” “Sell” and “Sell Short” have been given more descriptive terms. Buy is now WINNING, Neutral has been changed to GODDESSES, Sell is TURD and Sell Short is AT WAR. Also please be aware that our…Read More

Category: Analysts, Humor, Technical Analysis