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Quarterly Earnings

Denmark Has Figured Out One Way To Foil Corporate Greed

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business

NEW YORK -- Denmark is not the socialist utopia celebrated by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the first Democratic presidential debate in October. Just ask...

BlackRock CEO Wants Companies To Stop Quarterly Earnings Estimates

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business

The stock market is about information -- figuring out which companies will do well and which will do poorly, and how much investors should pay to own ...

Wednesday Reversal: G20 Hopes Trump Bad Data

Phil Davis | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

More bad news from Japan and China. Industrial Production in China was once again revised lower - to 5.6% Growth from 5.7% in September while Fi...

Proof Elon Musk Doesn't Care What Wall Street Says About Tesla

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business

Elon Musk is placing a $20 million bet on Tesla Motors' future. The chief executive wants to buy up to 83,974 shares of common stock in the electric a...

Walmart Blames Its Troubles On Gov't Spending Cuts

AP/HuffPost | Posted 11.14.2013 | Business

Thanks to the federal government's relentless push to cut spending, Walmart's shoppers are hurting and so is the retailing giant. The company annou...

Obama Never Exceeded U.S. Budget

Michael Farr | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics
Michael Farr

The U.S. has not had a budget in four years. As the country increased the national debt by about $5 trillion in deficit spending, it never went over budget. Ridiculous, no?

Hurricane Sandy Was A HUGE Loss For Verizon

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology

Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. telecommunications group Verizon Communications Inc posted a $1.93 billion quarterly loss on pension liabilities and superst...

People Are Actually Buying This Thing

Reuters | Ritsuko Ando | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology

* Shares rise 10.8 pct * Achieved underlying profitability in Q4, beating earlier forecast * CEO under pressure to show...

Good News For Them Is Good News For Everyone

Reuters | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business

* Earnings of 74 cents a share beat 70-cent Wall Street view * Sales rise nearly 5 percent, exceed analysts' estimates *...

Bring Out The Axe

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business

(Repeats to additional subscribers. No change to text) * Q3 net profit 254 mln Sfr vs avg poll forecast 370 mln * Profit...

Corporate America Is Doing Terribly, But All Its CEOs Are Claiming 'We Made Good Progress'

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2012 | Business

* In latest 24 hours, most missed on revenue and/or profit * Most companies so far have missed on revenue estimates By B...

Putting an End to the Default Practice of Short-term Earnings Guidance

Judith Samuelson | Posted 10.19.2012 | Business
Judith Samuelson

The main argument against companies providing guidance is that without such information, stock prices will be even more volatile, with analysts and investors left to their own devices, and besides, the more information provided to investors, the better.

Nine Embarrassing Things That Should Never Have Been Published

Posted 10.19.2012 | Business

Google released its third quarter earnings Thursday afternoon. Too bad they came a few hours ahead of when the company had scheduled to publish them. ...

Move Over Libor, Corporate Earnings Are Manipulated Too

Posted 10.10.2012 | Business

A warning to those following earnings season closely: Don't trust what you read. About 20 percent of companies “manage” their books to mischar...

As Sales Plunge, CEO Says He's Still Confident 'Transformation Of J.C. Penney Is On Track'

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business

(Corrects Thomson Reuters loss per share estimates) * Says won't meet FY EPS guidance * 2nd-qtr Adj loss 50 cents/share ...

Thinking Long-Term in a Short-Term Economy

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

The reality is that most organizations can't be judged on a quarter-to-quarter basis. But how do you keep the focus on long-term value creation while the media and the markets exert pressure to do the opposite?

Bad News For Warren Buffett

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

* Q2 profit down more than $300 mln from a year earlier * Derivative losses overshadow operating performance * Cash pile...

Facebook IPO Disaster Hits Big Bank

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business

* Q2 net profit 425 mln Sfr vs 1.14 bln Sfr forecast * UBS hit by 349 million franc loss on Facebook IPO * Investment ba...

Oil Spill Still Weighing On BP

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

* Q1 replacement cost net ex one-offs $4.80 bln vs f'cast $5.10 bln * To sell 50,000 bbls/day output in Gulf of Mexico ...

Automaker Nets Big Profit

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

* Fiat earnings aided by strong Chrysler performance * Chrysler maintains 2012 guidance of $1.5 bln profit * To begin sa...

Wells Fargo's Profits Rise As It Set Aside Less Money For Bad Loans

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

* Wells Fargo reports higher Q1 profit * Q1 EPS 75 vs. 67 cents a year earlier * Results helped by mortgage results ...

Major Retailer To Launch New Line Of Stores

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business

* Pretax profit 3.7 bln crowns vs forecast 4.2 bln * March 1-27 sales up 22 percent * To open new line of stores next ye...

Toyota Sees Big Profit Boost

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business

TOKYO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp reported on Tuesday a forecast-beating 51 percent rise in quarterly operating profit, defying the impact...

Maker Of Miller Lite Sees Boost From Sales In Africa, Latin America

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

* Latin America and Africa lead beer volume rises * Europe and North America remain weak, Foster's down * Underlying tot...

Wells Fargo Sees Profit Boost, As Bank Set Aside Less To Cover Bad Loans

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2012 | Business

* Q4 EPS 73 cents per share vs. 61 cents a year ago * Bank set aside less money for bad loans * Wells posts 2 percent co...