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Stock Futures Fall on Earnings Misses
The Street ^ | October 26, 2012 | Andrea Tse

Posted on 10/26/2012 4:21:30 AM PDT by John W

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock futures were falling sharply Friday after a series of disappointing corporate earnings, including those from online retailer Amazon.com, and ahead of a domestic economic growth report.

Amazon.com came up short on both the top and bottom line in its latest quarter despite a year-over-year sales increase of nearly 30%.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis is forecast by economists to say Friday that the advanced estimate on U.S. gross domestic product showed growth of 1.9% in the third quarter versus 1.3% in the second quarter. The report is due at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

At 9:55 a.m., the final read on the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index for October is expected to come in at 83 compared with the previous estimate of 83.1.

(Excerpt) Read more at thestreet.com ...


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Could be a bad Friday in the charmed Wall Street life of Barack Obama.
1 posted on 10/26/2012 4:21:37 AM PDT by John W
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To: John W

AAPL missed badly as well. They also came in with weak next quarter guidance. Dow futures off -91, S&P off 10 (-0.71%) and NASDAQ off 12 (-0.43%)


2 posted on 10/26/2012 4:39:17 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: John W
Here's The Hot Recession Warning Chart That Everyone Is Passing Around
3 posted on 10/26/2012 4:42:23 AM PDT by blam
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To: John W

Why are “expert” analysts shocked that the economy is not doing well?


4 posted on 10/26/2012 4:42:34 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Still waiting for the first straight news story that even hints at the soon to be outgoing US President’s polices as a possible contributor to the world and US economic situation.


5 posted on 10/26/2012 4:42:56 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Don’t blame me for Amazon, I’ve done more than my share to help that company out this year...


6 posted on 10/26/2012 4:43:46 AM PDT by TSgt (Got Landslide?)
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To: TSgt

I also :)


7 posted on 10/26/2012 4:46:54 AM PDT by upchuck (Barack Obama has become a joke. The only problem is that it's not funny. ~ William L. Gensert)
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To: TSgt
Don’t blame me for Amazon, I’ve done more than my share to help that company out this year...

My wife would say the same thing... ;-)

8 posted on 10/26/2012 4:47:05 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: TSgt

ha—just my thought as well!


9 posted on 10/26/2012 4:51:56 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Well, the story says in spite of a year-to-year sales increase of nearly 30% so all of you are accounted for. Other factors at work there.


10 posted on 10/26/2012 4:53:49 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Obama started the game of jiggering numbers to bring about a political goal, a press cycle of a trend in his favor.

What we have learned is that it is a great game and others can play as well. That would be boards of directors and captains of industry as players. They are vigorously playing the game and their numbers are earnings reports.

What we have seen are earnings reports of less than projected or expected and a resultant decrease in market averages. Like the unemployment numbers, earnings figures will be adjusted upwards in following periods to make it all right and truthful.

But for the short term, the Obama adjustments are tempered or even overcome by the markets decline on the poor earnings reports.


11 posted on 10/26/2012 4:54:15 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Wyatt's Torch

AAPL didn’t miss that badly. Revenues beat estimates. Profits fell slightly short. Their problem is getting supply to market. Futures are actually up slightly this morning from yesterday’s close. The drop after hours has been erased.


12 posted on 10/26/2012 4:56:08 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Wyatt's Torch

AAPL didn’t miss that badly. Revenues beat estimates. Profits fell slightly short. Their problem is getting supply to market. Futures are actually up slightly this morning from yesterday’s close. The drop after hours has been erased.

And yes, their guidance is down somewhat for the next quarter. They are known for lowering their guidance.


13 posted on 10/26/2012 4:57:12 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: WashingtonSource

Miss and weak guidance built into their stock price which is down $100/sh in the last month. Full disclosure: I am an AAPL shareholder.


14 posted on 10/26/2012 5:13:57 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: John W

Yeah, I guess that means they must have been giving us too good a deal.


15 posted on 10/26/2012 5:14:15 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: John W

NYSE Morning Update:

Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 94 points and S&P futures are trading down 10 points on disappointing economic data from the euro zone and weaker than expected quarterly results from tech giant, Apple and online retailer, Amazon. German consumer confidence was the lone bright spot, as it rose more than expectation. Apple reported a second straight quarter of lower than forecasted earnings as a result of falling iPad sales. Amazon also reported a quarterly loss due to higher expenses and a slowdown in the global economy.

• On the economic calendar today, the Commerce Department will release a first reading on 3rd quarter GDP before the market opens, a reading of 1.9% is expected compared with 1.3% for the previous quarter. The Reuter’s/University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index for October will be out after the market opens and it is forecasted to be 83.1 versus the same reading for September.

• The dollar is up against the major currencies. Gold is trading at $1,702. Crude oil is currently trading at $85 a barrel.

• Yesterday, stock finished positive, after a selloff earlier in the week on better than expected weekly jobless claims data and upbeat existing homes figures. Investors were encouraged that Japan will add to its stimulus policies.

• On CNBC today, Byron Wein of Blackstone Advisory Partners, talked about the market’s bumpy ride. Wein said the events of the last month are worrying him, as third quarter earnings have not been great, although he expects the 4th quarter to come in better. He said the fiscal cliff is weighing on growth, and he believes whoever wins the elections will ultimately defer parts of the fiscal cliff to 2013. Wein said we have to bring the political parties together and compromise with spending cuts and tax revenues and he believes firmly that we can’t tweak the tax code, we have to revise it.


16 posted on 10/26/2012 5:21:41 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

They’re not. Anyone who reads the financial press knows that analysts have been predicting poor earnings for months. The stock market paid no attention to these predictions, but apparently actual poor earnings are going to far.


17 posted on 10/26/2012 5:29:48 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: John W
I don't have any interest in the stock market except to observe that when it goes down, so do oil and gas prices.

So I like that.

It always amazes me that the stock market stays stable and in fact has been going up steadily while at the same time regular citizens are losing homes, jobs and just generally things are getting worse and worse for regular ordinary people.

So I am always pleased to see the stock market loose value as it makes it easier for the masses to survive

18 posted on 10/26/2012 5:48:48 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead-->MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

The GDP came in at 2%.


19 posted on 10/26/2012 5:49:16 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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Thanks for the report on the GDP. Pretty much a given that it was going to be better than last month....but is it real?
20 posted on 10/26/2012 5:52:37 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: John W

Hysterical that they got Obama his “2” handle. They worked overtime to get it to 1.95000000000000000000000000000000001% Watch it be revised down to 1.7% before it’s final.


21 posted on 10/26/2012 6:25:15 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: John W

Oh yeah, without a huge surge in government spending for the first time since the ARRA stimulus, GDP would have been around 1%.


22 posted on 10/26/2012 6:26:58 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: bert
"Obama started the game of jiggering numbers to bring about a political goal, a press cycle of a trend in his favor."

That's racist talk!!! /s

23 posted on 10/26/2012 6:38:13 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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