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Tue
21
Oct

Facebook Earnings Preview For Tuesday's Release

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FB

Facebook, Inc.  (FB) 

Background:Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. Facebook, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Facebook is anticipated to report good third-quarter earnings after the market closes on October 28, 2014. The consensus estimate is currently 40 cents a share, an improvement of 15 cents (60%) from 25 cents during the same period last year.

34 cents is the lowest analyst estimate I have examined, and they reach up to 47 cents per share. I will let you be the judge of who is right or wrong.

Mon
15
Sep

Accenture Earnings For Wednesday Preview

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ACN IBM

Accenture Ltd  (ACN) 

Background:Accenture Plc is a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing organization. The Company's business is structured around five operating groups, namely, Communications & High Tech, Financial Services, Products, Public Service and Resources. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Accenture Plc is headquartered in New York.

Strong fourth-quarter earnings growth is expected by Wall Street before the market opens on September 24, 2014. The consensus mean is $1.10 a share, a gain of 9 cents (8.9%) from $1.01 during the corresponding quarter last year.

Wed
16
Jul

Microsoft Is On Its Way To $50

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GOOG AAPL AMZN MSFT IBM RAX CTL

As first seen at TheStreet.com

In my last Microsoft MSFT piece, I focused on its dividend bull thesis. I love Microsoft as a long-term dividend play, but that’s only part of my attraction to the software maker.

Tue
10
Jun

Zynga Pooped In The Backyard, But It's An Easy Cleanup

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ZNGA BAC MC DFS AXP WMT AAPL AMZN FB

As first seen at TheStreet.com

If there was any remaining doubt about the efficient market theory's (EMT) death, Zynga (ZNGA) effectively removed it last week.

Amazingly, some universities continue to teach EMT. If you're a student attending a university that teaches EMT, ask how it explains Zynga's 10% one-day drop because its CEO didn't inspire confidence during his interview at the Bank of America (BAC) Merrill Lynch Global Technology Conference. If you didn't listen to it, you can here.

Fri
02
May

Point 360 Pump Should Be Avoided

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PTSX

Shares in Point.360 (PTSX) are being touted on the internet and the stock has gone from under 50 cents to well over a dollar at the time of writing. Investors should probably avoid buying and should definitely not chase this one higher.

Point.360 provides video and film asset management services to owners, producers and distributors of entertainment content.

The company recently reported its quarterly report and it's anything but impressive. Highlights of the financial situation include:

Thu
01
May

Emulex Corporation Crushed After Earnings, Downgrades

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ELX

Shares in network solutions provider Emulux are trading almost 30% lower after reporting disappointing earnings. Four analysts downgraded the stock in the wake of the report.

The company lost 9 cents per share, including 6 cents for the settlement of a patent litigation suit with Broadcom. 

Gross margins were 58%, lower than historical results and a concern for analysts and investors. on a non-GAPP basis, the earnings were in-line with expectations, but the current return on equity is falling from the same period a year ago. Emulux is also below the industry and S&P 500 average for return on equity. 

Downgrades so far today include:

Stephens from Overweight to Equal Weight

Piper Jeffray from Overweight to Neutral

Bank of America from Buy to Underperform

RBC Capital lowered its price target from $8 to $7

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