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WMT’s Purchase of Jet.com Likely Focus on Conference Call

WMT’s Purchase of Jet.com Likely Focus on Conference Call

When Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) reports Q2 earnings ahead of the market open on Thursday, analysts and investors already will be braced for a decline in profit amid top-line sales that are expected to be relatively flat compared to last year. What they’ll really want to know about is the e-commerce strategy of the world’s largest retailer.

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Earnings: Can Target's (TGT) Grocery Sales Feed Bottom Line?
August 16, 2016

Earnings: Can Target's (TGT) Grocery Sales Feed Bottom Line?

On a conference call last quarter, Target (TGT) Chief Executive Brian Cornell warned analysts and investors that the big-box retailer was suffering from...

Earnings: Can Home Depot (HD) Nail a Strong Quarter of Growth?
August 15, 2016

Earnings: Can Home Depot (HD) Nail a Strong Quarter of Growth?

Home Depot (HD) Chief Executive Craig Menear recently stated that sales across his stores, including merchandise and services, were robust amid a...

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The Tale of Two Retailers and The Consumer with M and BABA
August 10, 2016

The Tale of Two Retailers and The Consumer with M and BABA

It's likely to be a consumer-spending tale of two retailers, among others, when Macy’s and Alibaba—at opposite ends of the retail machine and the world...

Only the Strong Survive: Applying Relative Strength Analysis
August 10, 2016

Only the Strong Survive: Applying Relative Strength Analysis

Many traders who use technical analysis fall prey to the idea that profitability comes only from teasing and torturing indicators. And they often do it to such an ...

Will Sports, Movies, and Theme Parks Tell the DIS Earnings Story?
August 9, 2016

Will Sports, Movies, and Theme Parks Tell the DIS Earnings Story?

It was a year ago that Robert Iger, chief executive of The Walt Disney Co. (DIS), stunned analysts and investors with news that its crown jewel, ESPN, was losing...

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Earnings: What’s LNKD Doing to Drum Up Users, Monetize?
August 4, 2016

Earnings: What’s LNKD Doing to Drum Up Users, Monetize?

There’s a lot on LinkedIn’s (LNKD) plate these days, but nothing bigger than its $26.2 billion sale to Microsoft (MSFT), a $196 per share deal that is expected...

Earnings: TSLA Taps the Brakes on Investor Sentiment
August 3, 2016

Earnings: TSLA Taps the Brakes on Investor Sentiment

Tesla (TSLA) has generated a number of headlines recently, ranging from its $2.6 billion deal to acquire SolarCity (SCTY), to what role its autopilot system...

Earnings: Can Pfizer Turn in Healthy Earnings for Q2?
August 1, 2016

Earnings: Can Pfizer Turn in Healthy Earnings for Q2?

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (PFE) raised its earnings and revenue outlook for 2016 when it announced Q1 results earlier this year. Analysts are waiting to hear...

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Earnings: Energy Insight on Tap from Giants CVX and XOM
July 28, 2016

Earnings: Energy Insight on Tap from Giants CVX and XOM

As a busy week of earnings season winds down, two energy giants chime in on the state of the sector and the biggest online retailer might shed light on the consumer.

Earnings: Can Ford Rev Up and Pharma Giants Grow Profits?
July 27, 2016

Earnings: Can Ford Rev Up and Pharma Giants Grow Profits?

Earnings season keeps rolling along this week with automotive giants and a handful of pharmaceutical titans that will offer a distinct and noteworthy take...

Managing Stress to Improve Trading Psychology
July 27, 2016

Managing Stress to Improve Trading Psychology

Sometimes the best starting point for a trading system or even a general approach to the markets is to look within. No matter what your trading style, the way you ...

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Earnings: Can AAPL and FB Keep Technology Stocks Moving?
July 26, 2016

Earnings: Can AAPL and FB Keep Technology Stocks Moving?

This is the busiest week for earnings season and some of the biggest corporate titans are coming out with results. Two technology giants are on tap Tuesday after...

Earnings: What Can CAT and MCD Reveal about Economy?
July 25, 2016

Earnings: What Can CAT and MCD Reveal about Economy?

There are manufacturing, fast-food, pharmaceuticals, and apparel companies in the earnings parade early this week. Caterpillar (CAT), McDonald’s (MCD)...

Lion and Mouse: MGM, Disney Look For Boost From China
July 25, 2016

Lion and Mouse: MGM, Disney Look For Boost From China

As earnings approach for The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and MGM (MGM), are the firms putting their energy behind the right projects and places?

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Earnings: Has CMG Turned the Corner on Food-Safety Concerns?
July 21, 2016

Earnings: Has CMG Turned the Corner on Food-Safety Concerns?

Another diverse set of companies are scheduled to report earnings Thursday, with results coming out from AT&T (T) and Chipotle (CMG), after the close...

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