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Losing Face: Will Social Media’s Biggest Player Disappoint Again? (USAToday.com) Investors in Facebook (FB), the No. 1 social networking site, will be paying close attention to the company’s earnings that are scheduled for release after the U.S. market closes today. Estimates for Q3 earnings are 6 cents per share, before GAAP (11 cents after one-time […]
Financial Origami: Japanese Exports Fold in On Themselves Again… Could Continue Through Year’s End (Bloomberg)
Just Not Warm & Fuzzy Enough: Caterpillar Beats Estimates by 49% and Loses Ground (YahooFinance.com)
High-tech investors are incurring paper losses as both Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) came up short in their latest earnings reports.
Investor fears of a Chinese slowdown weren’t necessarily allayed when China’s government announced economic growth of 7.4% for Q3 2012 — just about meeting expectations. However, commodity investors’ spirits were buoyed when China’s industrial output growth hit 9.2% for that same quarter — outpacing expectations. Bottomline? While investors in China itself aren’t in worry-free mode, commodities players can take heart from Chinese industrial output.
IT Push to “Big Data” to Have “Big Impact” on Share Prices (USAToday.com) Investors in IT should be prepared for another industry “renaissance,” with “Big Data” moving to the forefront, according to Mark Hurd, former Hewlett-Packard boss and current Oracle (ORCL) co-president. In Hurd’s view, Big Data means the scale or shear size of data […]
Regular readers of Eagle Eye Opener received a news brief yesterday noting the rebirth of the business lunch — as well as the rebirth of profits in the companies most-often picked to host these lunches. The rising share prices of Darden Restaurants (DRI) and Yum Brands! (YUM), up 23 % and 14% so far this year, respectively, are examples of this uptick in dining-out demand.