[gnucash-br] Albert Arfania

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Quinta Novembro 9 14:56:51 EST 2006


This is Albert Arfania. You had asked me about an article I received on 
corporate earnings. The article I received is as follows: 

Earnings season’s been a smash so far 
By Matt Krantz, USA Today 

Wall Street expected corporate earnings reporting season to be good. Just 
not this good. 

More than half of Standard & Poor’s 500 companies have reported results, and 
third-quarter profit growth from a year earlier is running at 17.6%, S&P 
says. That’s even better than the 14% growth expected, thanks to the fact 
that nearly three-quarters of companies have beaten estimates. 

“It’s been a really good earnings season,” says Ashwani Kaul of Reuters 
Estimates, adding companies that topped estimates have done so by 5.8%, 
nearly twice the margin they normally do. “You can’t really complain too 

Meanwhile, solid news kept pouring in Thursday from companies including 
ExxonMobil and Microsoft. Now, it appears almost certain that this will be 
a record 18th quarter in a row of double-digit growth. 

The blowout earnings are a big reason stocks are starting to experience a 
breakout. Thursday, the Dow Jones industrials rose 28.98 points to 
12,163.66 — the fourth-consecutive high and 13th record in less than a 
month. “If earnings were disappointing, the market would not be doing as 
well,” says Rod Smyth of Wachovia Securities.


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