9/14: Tomorrow is a big earnings day that will shed some more light on the status of retail and food (grocery) sectors. The most important companies reporting tomorrow are Best Buy (BBY) and Kroger (KR). Lets start with Best Buy. BBY will be reporting earnings at 8am ET. The analyst consensus is $.46 EPS on $11.65B revenue. Most "experts" believe Best Buy will not meet the estimates and are recommending a short. Invest Chief believes that BBY will not good blow away earnings but they won't bomb earnings. We think they will meet somewhere around $.46.
9/16: Thursday is a big day in terms of earning reports. We have Fedex (FDX), Oracle (ORCL) and Research in Motion (RIMM).
Fedex has been considered a bellwether for the economy in recent years because it shows businesses are spending and expanding. Fedex is expected to report before the market opens. Analysts predict a $1.19 EPS on $9.4B in revenue. Invest Chief does believe Fedex will beat estimates here. Business has rebounded for FDX and we expect only growth from here. Invest Chief recommends a buy on shares of FDX.
Oracle will be releasing earnings after the market closes. Analysts are predicting a $.36 EPS on $7.25B in revenue. This is going to be hugely watched for us at Invest Chief. We believe the hiring of ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd was a good move and should give Oracle a huge advantage. However, since HP is suing Hurd, and earnings are being reported, we need to see both situations close in favor of Oracle to get fully behind Oracle. We do expect them to beat earnings on Thursday. IC will keep you updated on the Oracle trade.
Research in Motion (RIMM) will be reporting info after the close on Thursday as well. Analysts are predicting $1.35 EPS on $4.48B in revenue.
Oh, RIMM, you were once an empire that dominated the smartphone market. Now you have lost an astronomical amount of market share to the Apple iphone and android smartphones. Until RIMM takes a look at the competitors and actively tries to compete with the iphone and android, we are sellers of RIMM. We don't think they are on the correct path and need to get back on track. Consider RIMM puts.
At the end of the week we will look back at our estimates and fill you in on new trading ideas as we see more answers to our questions. Feel free to comment your estimates on these company earnings in the comment box below.
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