Earnings A-Hoy! - Real Time Insight




Google kicked off the internet earnings season with a solid beat on the bottom line, but a little lighter than expected on the top line and a "stock split" of sorts soured investors palates.  The stock sold off by 4% the day after the earnings report.


Next up is Yahoo! and Zacks Consensus Estimate is calling for revenue of $1.057 billion and EPS of $0.17.  This will be a key inflection point for the company that installed a new CEO in January and still faces a proxy vote by shareholder on board composition.  Hedge fund and activist investor Dan Loeb is the largest shareholder of the company and is looking to force a sale of Asian assets to produce returns for investors.


eBay follows Yahoo! and the Zacks Consensus Estimate is looking for revenue of $3.15 billion and EPS of $0.43. eBay reports after the close on Wednesday.  Following the most recent report, the stock was down less than 1%, but over the last three months the stock is up 16%.


Thursday has Microsoft reporting earnings after the close.  Mr. Softee, as the traders call it, is expected to report revenue of $17.2 billion and EPS of $0.57.  MSFT has met or beat the bottom line number in each of the last 12 quarters.


Which of these three will post the best results?  Which will be worst?  Chime in and let us know!

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