corporate profits

Global slowdown hits corporate profits

Oct 23, 2012
Illinois Tool Works isn’t a known bellwether, but its earnings show key trends: As export markets cool, profits come from U.S. sales and cost cuts.
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Corporate earnings expected to disappoint

Oct 9, 2012
Companies in the S&P 500 predict lower third-quarter earnings by a four-to-one margin.
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For corporate health, check sales -- not profit

Jul 25, 2012
Nearly halfway through earnings season, companies are making profits but falling short on sales. The sluggish economy is taking a toll.
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What to learn from this season's earnings

Apr 19, 2012
The corporate earnings reports are flooding in this morning, with companies like Southwest Airlines and Verizon telling us how they did in the first part of this year. In recent quarters, companies have padded their profits by cutting costs.
Posted In: Bank of America, Taco Bell, Earnings, corporate profits

What we can expect from earnings season

Apr 10, 2012
With some tough economic news in the last week or so with the jobs report, and today some evidence of a slowdown in China, Wall Street is anticipating modest reports from corporations.
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Low expectations for earnings season

Apr 9, 2012
Corporate earnings season is kicking off. Corporate profits have been the engine behind the stock market's recent rally, but there's worry on Wall Street that earnings are losing momentum.
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What goes up must come down

Mar 22, 2012
"What goes up must come down" was true with dot-com stocks and the residential housing market. Investors should understand that the same fate lies ahead for corporate profits, argues James Montier of the investment management firm GMO.
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Corporate profits sagging

Feb 6, 2012
When there's nothing better to do, Wall Street finds something to obsess about. Today, it's profits.
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Jobless claims, Suez Canal workers' strike, NYSE merger

Feb 10, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department this morning announced weekly jobless claims fell to 383,000, the lowest level in nearly three years....
Posted In: Amman, corporate profits, energy, jobless, Jordan, labor, mid-day update, middle east, NYSE, protests, stock market, strike, Suez Canal, UPS, weekly jobless, Wells Fargo

The economy's growing, but the jobs aren't coming

Nov 23, 2010
And this final note. We talked earlier with John Cassidy about what's changed on Wall Street in the two years since the financial meltdown....
Posted In: corporate profits, economic growth, GDP, Jobs