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Earnings Edge

  • TI Steady After Disappointment? Here's Why Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 5:58 PM ET
    Texas Instruments

    You'd think with the 3-plus percent rally in Texas Instruments' shares headed into tonight's earnings, this company would be plunging now, after missing numbers across the board. But that's the joy of the markets right now...

  • This wasn't fun to write. In Friday's earnings report, writedowns, job cuts and turnaround plans will likely speak louder than any successes Citigroup had doing, you know, banking. That doesn't mean you can't make money trading Citi.

  • Google Headquarters

    Investing in Google shares is... different. It's one of the few companies where 30% revenue growth would be disappointing and 450 bucks a share is seen by many as cheap. How do you read earnings of a company like this? I'm glad you asked.

  • IBM Earnings Preview: Strong and Steady? Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 1:30 PM ET

    IBM shares are up 17% since its January earnings report. Can IBM keep it up? Read on for some of the key issues you'll need to watch when trying to answer that question.

  • Intel Earnings Preview: It's in the Margins Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 3:10 PM ET
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    The key number behind (underneath?) Intel's bottom line: gross profit margins. Read on to see what else you should watch in this afternoon's key earnings report.

  • Johnson & Johnson

    Can we please get some upside earnings reports this quarter? No financial exposure here. Instead, this Dow Industrial has plenty of overseas business to be helped by the weaker dollar and guardedly optimistic expectations for key business segments.

  • General Electric: Biggest Fall Since 9/11 Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 10:28 AM ET
    GE

    GE surprised the street this morning with an unexpected 6% drop in first quarter profits.  EPS missed by 7 cents a share.   As a result, GE opened this morning down about 11%.  If this holds, this will be the biggest one day drop for GE since the 9/11 attacks. 

  • GE

    It's hard to get more diverse than General Electric: jet engines, high finance, even business news websites (i.e., this one). For that reason, its quarterly report gives an insightful look into how the rest of earnings season may turn out.

  • Genentech Earnings Preview: Cure for Portfolio Ills? Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 1:37 PM ET
    Genetech

    Genentech stock is on a tear this year and analysts are expecting double-digit sales growth for most of the biotech's key drugs this quarter. Can Genentech keep it up?

  • Earnings Season Forecast Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 10:05 AM ET

    With Alcoa's report yesterday afternoon, the official start to earnings season is here.  Here are the current forecasts from Thomson Financial...

  • Preview: Alcoa Gets Earnings Season Going Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 5:56 PM ET
    Alcoa

    Alcoa's profits are expected to be down some 40% in the first quarter, but that didn't stop the company's shares from surging 24% since the last earnings report. How did they do that?

  • Preview: Research In Motion Seen Doubling Profits Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 12:10 PM ET

    Let's face it. Most people above a certain age don't "get" instant messaging. Thankfully, Research in Motion has attached Blackberries to the hips of business people so they can e-mail each other on the go. If you think this company sounds boring or its products aren't sexy, you haven't seen RIM's growth numbers.

  • Oracle of Profits Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 1:28 PM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    This afternoon Oracle will give us a first look at how software companies did in the first months of 2008. Did the U.S. economic slowdown take a bite out of Oracle's business? Read on to see what other questions investors will be asking.

  • Can FedEx deliver? Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 5:27 PM ET

    Nike delivered great earnings after the bell Wednesday. Can FedEx join Nike and dodge the bullets of higher fuel costs and a weakening U.S. economy?

  • Run-up to Nike Earnings Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 2:36 PM ET
    Nike

    Enough with the brokerage earnings. This afternoon, Nike tells us how the sporting goods biz is doing.

  • Morgan Stanley: Betting on Good Earnings Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 4:27 PM ET
    Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley shares shot up 18% Tuesday, so why care about the brokerage's earnings report Wednesday morning? Cmon, there's always something to worry about.

  • Goldman: (GS) = Good Stuff? Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 5:18 PM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    Even a multi-billion writedown may not be enough to shake investor confidence in Goldman Sachs. Read on to see what could spook traders.

  • Lehman Earnings: Moment of Truth Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 4:04 PM ET

    Lehman Brothers appears to be in much better shape than Bear Stearns, but is it good enough to avoid a similar fate? The broker's earnings report on Tuesday should go a long way towards answering that question. What points should you focus on? Read on to find out.

  • Hewlett-Packard: Show Us The Growth Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 2:15 PM ET
    Hewlett-Packard

    Hewlett-Packard's earnings after the bell could further fuel the stock's recent rebound... or they could give bears a reason to sell off tech stocks (again).

  • ANZ Sees $200 Million Hit in US, Shares Drop Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | 11:33 PM ET

    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Australia's third-biggest lender, warned on Monday it may face a $200 million hit on its exposure to a U.S. bond insurer, knocking its shares down more than 6 percent.