Third-quarter earnings season starts this afternoon. How earnings, and more importantly, revenues are judged will be paramount to the future direction of the market.
What should you expect? Steve Reitmeister, Kevin Matras and I weigh in with our views.
Watch: The Importance of Q3 Earnings
Though yesterday’s rally was great, overall market volume could have been much better.
However, some stocks did move higher on strong volume. Kevin Matras believes this is a key characteristic to have your in favor, because it could mean that buyers are coming in and short sellers are giving up.
Kevin explains further, and gives you 5 stocks, in the Screen of the Week.
Read: Weekly Price and Volume
Wishing you prosperity,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
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Today's Top Stories: Wednesday- October 07, 2009
ZACKS RANK BUY STOCKS
- Aggressive Growth - Cnoon Ltd. (CEO) full-year forecasts have skyrocketed. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for this year is now $9.39, up from $7.27. Estimates for next year are averaging $13.29, up from $10.17. Compare these levels to the 14 cents earned last year. Read More...
Growth & Income - Carlisle Companies Inc. (CSL) is outpacing the market and seeing bullish Zacks Consensus Estimates ahead of reporting. Full-year projections of $1.83 per share jumped from $1.43 over the past 3 months. CSL reports on Oct 20. Read More...
Momentum - Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) current-year estimate is a slightly anemic 27 cents, but with optimism abound, the next-year estimate is very bullish, pegged at $1.14, a 317% growth projection. Based on the more bullish next-year estimate, this stocks has a P/E multiple of 21X, a premium to the overall market. Read More...
Value - Odyssey Healthcare, Inc. (ODSY) surprised on estimates 3 out of the last 4 quarters by an average of 29.37%. It is attractively valued with a forward P/E of 12.3 and has a price-to-book ratio of 1.87. The company also delivers a solid 5-year average return on equity of 13.93%. Read More...
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