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Macro Notes from Caterpillar’s Earnings Release

Key Metrics Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) announced third-quarter 2012 sales and revenues of $16.445 billion, a 5-percent increase from third-quarter 2011 sales and revenues of $15.716 billion. EPS per share for Q3 2012 was $2.54, up 49 percent from $1.71 per … Continue reading

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IBM Revenues Fall, Confirms Slowing Economy

The New York Times reports, The results, analysts said, were unlikely to reassure investors concerned about the global outlook for technology spending. In a conference call with analysts, Mark Loughridge, I.B.M.’s chief financial officer, said the revenue shortfall came from … Continue reading

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Macro Notes from the FedEx Conference Call

The upshot – blame it on the global macroeconomic slowdown and they are  raising shipping rates.  Stagflation cometh? FedEx Corp. reported the following consolidated results for the first quarter: • Revenue of $10.79 billion, up 3% from $10.52 billion the … Continue reading

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Will the smelly macro eat the micro?

Ugly macro as the three swans are back with a vengeance.   China hard landing fears;  Eurozone debt and banking crisis (say it ain’t so, Mario!); and fears of a rapidly slowing U.S. economy. Are the swans  in the latest quarterly … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Gaps

We’ve posted many times how a market “abhors a vacuum and all gaps will be filled.” Apple’s opening gap after their latest earnings release has now been completely filled. Not Amazon’s, however, and it could be the fact the gap … Continue reading

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Apple Beats, Up $40 in AH….

Don’t have a lot of time as we’re out the door but thought you should see the Apple data.  Big beat and up over $40 after hours. Good thing for the sell-off prior to earnings as its sets the stock … Continue reading

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Apple’s Wild Ride

It’s been a while since we’ve weighed in on Apple.  Well, at least a few weeks since our March 30th post as we wondered out loud if the stock needed to fill its March 14th gap open at $568. The … Continue reading

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The Bigs Break

More breaks in the big indices as the S&P500 and Dow have violated their short-term uptrend.   The Dow closed below its 50-day moving average today for the first time since mid-December, which was a vicious bear trap.   Doesn’t seem like … Continue reading

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First Solar Swan Diving – “Game Ender?”

First Solar missed big on both the top and bottom line and is down 8 percent in after hours trading.    Fast Money interviewed Axiom Capital analyst,  Gordon Johnson, who has been spot-on with his analysis, “the fact that banks are … Continue reading

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Apple’s BIG Beat

It is truly amazing how the world’s largest company can still grow revenues by 73 percent y/y and earnings by over 100 percent.   Apple blew away analyst estimates in today’s release by almost 40 percent, earning $13.87 in fiscal Q1 … Continue reading

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