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Earnings Edge

  • GE Earnings Preview: Getting Back in the Groove? Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 2:35 AM ET
    GE

    GE shareholders would probably like to forget last quarter and the stock's 28% decline. But what about the future? Can spin-offs and recently-announced acquisitions reignite growth at GE?

  • Looming Bank Earnings Fraught with Pain, Uncertainty Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 11:40 AM ET

    U.S. banks will unleash a tide of poor quarterly results over the next two weeks, yet investors may choose to focus instead on when a recovery might be at hand and how much more capital raising and dividend cutting will be needed to achieve it.

  • The conventional wisdom on Alcoa is pretty simple: surging energy costs + aluminum price increases that lag other commodities = unimpressive profits. Unless the metals giant surprises (nearly) everyone, earnings season is set to start with a whimper.

  • Five Stocks to Watch Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    Jon Hilsenrath, money and investing news editor at the The Wall Street Journal, offered CNBC his "5 for 5": the five stocks you must watch this week.

  • Web Extra: Earnings Edge Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 6:48 PM ET

    In the Fast Money Web Extra, the traders reveal how to play the start of earnings season during the week ahead. Find out what they say about Alcoa, Rockwell Collins and more.

  • Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    This could be a big one. Oracle will give us an early read of how American business did in the second quarter. As the largest seller of business software, Oracle has a unique view of the economy.

  • Research in Motion Earnings Preview: Bold Numbers Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 2:29 PM ET

    It's fun making the smartphone most business people want, especially when it leads to expectations of yet another triple-digit jump in profits. So how can you figure out if Research in Motion can do it again? We're glad you asked.

  • FedEx Earnings Preview: All About Oil and the Economy Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 2:03 PM ET
    Paul Jespersen Chavez maneuvers his cart as he makes deliveries along his route in Portland, Ore.

    High fuel prices and a lackluster economy aren't making life easy for FedEx, but that doesn't mean the shipping giant can't make money.

  • Dell Earnings Preview: Confirmation for the Rally? Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 12:54 PM ET
    Dell

    Just a few weeks ago, Dell shares sank to a six-year low. Since then, the stock has popped up 19%. Will this afternoon's earnings report add more momentum to Dell's rally?

  • Retailers Take Tepid View of Economy Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

    Few, if any, signs of improvement here. Saks and Staples expect the U.S. economy to remain weak for the rest of 2008.

  • Home Depot Shopper

    Last week, Wal-Mart showed it can make money in the current economic environment. This week, the worry is Home Depot won't be able to deliver. Can Home Depot break ranks with rival Lowe's and improve its guidance? Sure, but don't hold your breath.

  • Wal-Mart

    Wake up early on Tuesday and catch fresh numbers from the retail giant. See what it takes to move a stock up 22% since the beginning of the year... and whether or not Wal-Mart can keep it up.

  • Cisco Earnings Preview: Key Indicator For Tech Monday, 5 May 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    GDP and jobs reports are all good and fine, but the IT world has more to learn from what tech titans like Cisco have to say about the economy and the outlook for the products they sell.

  • What's wrong with this picture? Crude oil is on a tear, but ExxonMobil shares have barely budged in NINE months. Can tomorrow's earnings knock the oil giant out of its trading range?

  • CBS Earnings Preview: Hoping for Good Reception Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 1:52 PM ET
    CBS

    Ratings could be better, so could the economy and advertising spending. What is CBS doing to halt the tumble in it stock price? Stay tuned.

  • Why Earnings are Like Oatmeal Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 1:44 PM ET

    Earnings stories are sort of the oatmeal of the business news diner: It's never going to be a gangbusters offering, but you got to have it on the menu or you look incomplete ... especially that one day when a lot of people want the oatmeal.

  • Microsoft Earnings Preview: Yahoo/Vista Soap Opera Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 1:42 PM ET
    Microsoft

    Talk about drama: Microsoft's $44 billion offer for Yahoo is coming down to the line and CEO Steve Ballmer is talking tough. If that wasn't enough, Ballmer hinted about a new lease on life for Windows XP.

  • Apple Earnings Preview: Keeping The Ball Rolling Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 1:11 PM ET
    Apple Store 5th Ave NY

    Are you happy because your Apple shares are up 35% since late February or sad because they're still down nearly 20% from the beginning of the year? Either way, you need to be ready for this afternoon's earnings report.

  • Halftime Report: Da Bears Are Winning Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 12:41 PM ET

    This halftime report is not brought to you by (pick your prescription drug). So, we're pretty much at the midway point of big pharma's earnings season and Goldman Sachs analyst James Kelly is sizing things up so far...

  • AT&T Earnings Preview: New Tricks From An Old Telco Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 7:15 PM ET
    AT&T

    AT&T has been around in one form or another forever. Yet it's still offering myriad new services -- U-verse, exclusive iPhone service in the U.S. and more. Can AT&T keep up its double-digit earnings growth?