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Watch the Fed's GDP tracker for signs stock earnings growth is about to peak

Watch the Fed's GDP tracker for signs stock earnings growth is about to peak

Finance
Weighing the good news versus the bad news issuing from the economy is one of the most critical things investors do, but human biases get in the way. That's a simple way of saying that people believe what they believe, even in the face of contradictions.We have a massive jump in stock buybacks, courtesy of the tax law that was passed last December. Corporate earnings continue to come in stronger than expected. The labor market is healthy, consumer confidence is high and investors added a record amount of money to U.S. stock funds over the past week.It's hard to envision a slowdown in global economic growth on the horizon unless we get into a trade war with China. That could happen, but the current betting on Wall Street is that cooler heads will prevail. With this good news at investors' b...
Finisar (FNSR) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

Finisar (FNSR) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

Finance
Image source: The Motley Fool.Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call March 8, 2018 5:00 p.m. ETContents:Prepared RemarksQuestions and AnswersCall ParticipantsPrepared Remarks:OperatorGood afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Finisar Corporation announces third quarter results conference call. Just a quick reminder, today's call is being recorded. And now at this time, I'll turn things over to Michael Hurlston, CEO.Michael Hurlston -- Chief Executive OfficerThank you, Chantel, and good afternoon, everyone. We appreciate you taking the time to listen to our conference call today. A replay of the call should appear on our website within eight hours. And an audio replay will be available for two weeks following the call by dialing ...
Toyota Motors Q3 2018 Earnings Preview

Toyota Motors Q3 2018 Earnings Preview

Finance
Shutterstock photoToyota Motors ( TM ) is likely to report its Q3 2018 (Apr-Mar fiscal year) results on February 5 th 2018 . We expect the decline in the company's operating income to continue in this quarter as it faces a tough industry environment and a slowdown in Japan. For the six months ended September 2017, Toyota Motors had reported a decline of 20.3 billion yen in its operating income due to an increase in marketing activities and other expenses. The company's guidance indicates that net income is likely to decline by 18% in 2017-2018 due to a challenging industry environment.The chart below summarizes our revenue and income expectations for Toyota Motors for the calendar years 2017 and 2018:Key Trends:For the calendar year 2017, Toyota Motors' total production in Japan incr...
Boeing Q4 Earnings: Stock Price Soars On Bullish 2018 Outlook

Boeing Q4 Earnings: Stock Price Soars On Bullish 2018 Outlook

Finance
Shutterstock photoThe stellar earnings, this time around, proves that the slump that plagued Boeing ( BA ) through most of FY 2016 and FY 2017 has finally reversed. The company posted an adjusted EPS of about $ 4.80 buoyed by the tax cut, representing a near 94% increase year over year. Additionally, the airplane manufacturer managed to post revenues to tune of $ 25.37 billion, up by almost 9% year over year. Revenues were spurred on by a significant improvement in commercial and defense revenues. As of writing this article, Boeing's stock price is up close to 5%.The graphs below were made using Trefis Dashboards.Additionally, the company has gone on to give a very bullish outlook for 2018. For the full year, it expects earnings to rise to the range of $ 13.80-$ 14, while r...