BRACING FOR DISASTER: Earnings Season Is Off To An Ugly Start, The Global Slowdown Is Hinting At A ‘Major Re-Alignment Of The Markets’, And A Third Round Of Deflation Could Be Just Around The Corner

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
By Paul Martin

Investmentwatchblog.com
April 22nd, 2013

Earnings Season Is Off To An Ugly Start
With 33% of the S&P 500 market cap having reported, earnings season has had mixed results thus far. Earnings are pacing 4.1% ahead of expectations – 2.8% excluding financials; company guidance was generally negative leading into earnings season, and thus companies are beating lowered estimates and “clearing low hurdles.” Early revenue results have been weaker than bottom-line numbers with revenues missing already lowered expectations by 0.3%. ….

The Ratio of Negative-to-Positive Guidance relative to Consensus Expectations is surging…

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