Earnings Season: What to Watch

posted 10/11/2011 in General

Market Commentary Highlights...
  • While macroeconomic factors are likely to remain key drivers of the market this week,
    microeconomics will also garner investors' attention as companies begin to release their third quarter earnings reports.
  • Market participants have priced declines in earnings into stock market valuations.
    Yet, analysts have high, double-digit growth expectations for earnings as profits reach a
    new record high for the first time since the Great Recession.
  • During this earnings season we are paying special attention to sales growth, exposure to Europe, and how companies are putting cash to work (or not) and the impact on the outlook for coming quarters.
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