Earnings Season Quantified
Market Indicator for the Week Ahead
May 07, 2012





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Earnings Season Quantified - Market Indicator for the Week Ahead - May 07, 2012

We're now about half way through the April/May earnings season. Looking at optionable, liquid stocks, there were 579 companies that reported earnings in April. This article takes a look at the earnings returns from previous years during the April/May earnings season, and gives an insight as to whether April can tell us anything about what may lie in store for May. A few potential earnings-related plays for May are also provided.

The Week Ahead in the Stock Market - May 07, 2012

More turbulence is expected in the stock market in the week ahead after Wall Street ended its worst week of the year on Friday. U.S. stock investors will look across the Atlantic to take their cue from Europe as France and Greece go to the polls.

That could offer some respite from a string of weak U.S. economic data and the earnings season winding down. However, after April’s weak jobs report, investors will scrutinize each piece of economic data for a read on whether the economy's soft patch is temporary or the start of something more troubling.



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