Earnings season is normally the time when investors use freshly reported results to update their expectations. It is a time to evaluate whether a company is on track to achieve its targets, exceed them, or perhaps fall short. Those results, combined with management’s forward-looking comments, form the basis for updated expectations. However, this earnings season will not fit into that framework. A recent article from Bloomberg highlighted the lack of information currently facing investors.
- April 30, 2020
Fewer companies are delivering inspiring earnings results…and it’s not helping the mood on Wall Street.
- January 24, 2019
Market conditions were challenged with spiking correlations and negative sentiment presenting headwinds for stock pickers. Earnings trends were the only bright spot.
- November 01, 2018
Domestic equity markets have not performed well in October. Through Monday October 29, the S&P 500 Index is down 9.36%, and the smaller-capitalized Russell 2000 Index is down 12.92%, on a price return basis. These declines have occurred against the backdrop of what appears to be—at least on the surface—a strong third quarter earnings season.
- October 18, 2018
Consecutive quarters of record-breaking earnings strength haven’t improved the mood among Wall Street analysts. That negative sentiment spoiled an otherwise healthy backdrop for active managers in the third quarter.