Analyst Spotlight

starbucksPG&E released its third quarter financial results on Tuesday, October 28th, significantly surpassing analysts’ expectations. The company’s stellar earnings were attributed to the final decision in the 2014 General Rate Case, which was implemented for incremental revenues retroactive at the start of the year.

Alibaba Briefly Surpasses WalMart’s Market Cap

alibaba Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), the China-based e-commerce company, is still remembered for its record-breaking $68.00 IPO in September of this year. Alibaba quickly became a top valued technology company, ranking just behind Apple, Microsoft, and Google, but in front of poster companies Facebook and IBM.  Alibaba is back in the news this week because the e-commerce giant briefly surpassed WalMart in market capitalization measures during trading hours on Tuesday, October 28th, and reached an all-time high of $100 a share.

Top Financial News Stories

all_logo4It’s the peak of the season for quarterly reports. Stay one step ahead with this week’s big headlines: Tuesday, October 28th: Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), the social network giant, will release 3Q results after the stock market’s opening bell on Tuesday, October 28th.

Starbucks: What to Look for in Q4 Report

starbuck logoStarbucks is set to release its fourth quarter report and fiscal year end 2014 financial results on Thursday, October 30th after market close. Analysts’ are expecting the coffeehouse chain to report $0.74 earnings per share, representing a 23.5% year-over-year growth and $4.23 billion in revenue, up 11.6% on a year-over-year basis.

Twitter Fails to Impress with Q3 Report

Twitter_bird_logo_2012.svgTwitter (NYSE: TWTR) is a San Francisco, California based online social networking service that allows users to send, as well as read 140-character messages called ‘tweets.’ Twitter released its third quarter report on Monday, October 27th after the closing bell with rather mediocre results. Although the social media website’s revenue and profit met analysts’ expectations,

Hall of Fame/Shame

Best Stocks Over the past six months there has been a lot of change in the US economy. Many companies have boomed and some have busted.  In June alone, the US economy added 288,000 jobs and the Dow hit a record breaking 17,000 points. While some company’s shares soared, others were left in the dust. Which experts correctly advised advised investors when to Buy and when to Sell? Find out in this month's Hall of Fame and Hall of Shame.

Ford’s Q3 Report Beats Analysts’ Expectations

The Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), based in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford is an automobile Fordmanufacturing company most known for the brands Ford and Lincoln. Ford released its Q3 report on October 24th. Ford’s Q3 report fulfilled analysts’ expectations but also highlighted its troubles. Between recalls and a decrease in wholesale volume, Ford experienced many year-over-year decreases in the Q3 report. Analysts expect that Ford will post $1.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.