Posts filed under “Earnings”

Q3/Q4 Earnings Beats & Misses S&P500

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Source: Standard and Poors

 

Standard & Poor (whom I frequently criticize as awful when it comes to ratings) does excellent work when it comes to assembling data on earnings for their flagship index, the S&P500.

Their S&P 500 earnings and estimate report is quite excellent. You can download a spreadsheet from their site (go here, than click “Download Index Data“). In addition to the entire earnings universe, it breaks down the SPX by Sector, Quarterly data, Actual operating, as reported and sales are from S&P Compustat.

The two charts below show an ominous turn down in Operating earnings:

 


Source: Standard and Poors

Category: Data Analysis, Earnings

Open Thread: How Are Q3 Earnings Going?

Earnings Season is slowly coming towards its final week — and it hasn’t been pretty. Revenues? Soft. Profits? Disappointing. Forward Guidance? Worst of All. What does this mean — for the economy, for the market and for investing? ~~~ What say ye?    

Category: Earnings, Markets

S&P 500 Index with Share Weighted Earnings Average

S&P 500 Index with Share Weighted Earnings Average YoY Gain/Loss   From Fusion’s Kevin Lane: “The lower chart panel at bottom tracks the share weighted average earnings (gain or loss) for each quarter on a YoY basis for S&P 500 Index companies. For instance, @ present, with a bit more the 1⁄2 the companies reporting,…Read More

Category: Earnings, Markets

Time to Reduce Equity Exposure . . .

All this week, I have been discussing why I thought we may be coming to an end of the cyclical bull market that began in March 2009: Listen to Ritholtz Sees “Major Cyclical Correction” from Tuesday morning, and watch this and this from Thursday. I have cut back on some major holdings, and raised our cash…Read More

Category: Earnings, Economy, Investing

The Earnings Minefield

Sica Wealth Management President Jeff Sica, Beacon Economics Founding Principal Christopher Thornberg, and Bianco Research President Jim Bianco discuss the earnings season slaughter. They speak with Cory Johnson and Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”

The Earnings Minefield: How to Protect & Profit

Source: Bloomberg, Oct. 23 2012

Category: Earnings, Video

Here Comes Earning Season !

Source: Bianco Research   Don’t look now, but a hotly anticipated — and in some quarters, feared — earnings season is upon us. Of the first 25 “real” companies reporting, things have actually been pretty decent. The counter is that these are banks (JPM, WFC), who are much freer in the leeway in their returns,…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Earnings

Michael Belkin Predicts 40% Stock Market Drop

Hedge Fund Consultant Michael Belkin spoke at The Big Picture conference, predicting a 40% stock market drop in the coming 12-15 months. Belkin joins Sam Mamudi to discuss his case for a market drop.


10/15/2012 1:43:26 PM4:14

Category: Cycles, Earnings, Video

GE’s Jack Welch Knows About Cooking the Books

  Of all the people who have something to say about the BLS, none is more unintentionally ironic than former GE CEO Jack Welch. I have long stated that Jack welch was one of the luckier, more wildly over-compensated CEOs around. He became CEO of General Electric in 1981, just before an 18 year bull market…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Data Analysis, Earnings, Really, really bad calls

Earnings Recession?

Click to enlarge: Source: Bloomberg     Markets are screaming higher today on the prospects of ECB/FOMC action. The concern whent hat wears off is what ahppens with Q3 & Q4 profit. UBS chief U.S. equity strategist is concerned about an “Earnings Recession” coming to the US, as illustrated in the chart above. The Standard…Read More

Category: Earnings

Merrill: Downward Revisions Slow

Two nice looks at the long — and even longer — term Earnings Revision Ratios from Merrill Lynch:     Click to enlarge:   Source: BofA / Merrill Lynch Revision Ratios September 09, 2012

Category: Corporate Management, Earnings