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Archived Since:February 24, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Are ICOs Replacing IPOs?

Last week I was in Barcelona speaking at the LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference, which was attended by approximately 700 metals and mining firms from all over the globe.

Key Takeaways From SAP’s Q3

In continuation with a strong first half of the year, software giant SAP continued its impressive performance in Q3. Third quarter revenues grew 4% over the prior year period to $6.6 billion and were in line with the market expectations.

AT&T’s Wireless And Entertainment Division In Focus

AT&T is expected to publish its Q3 2017 results on October 24, reporting on a quarter that saw significant competitive activity in the wireless market. Below we take a look at some of the key trends to watch in the company’s U.S. wireless and pay TV operations.

Cost Cutting, Postpaid Improvement To Drive Sprint’s Results

Sprint is expected to publish its Q2 FY’17 results over the next few days, though it will not be holding an earnings call, likely due to speculation surrounding a potential merger with T-Mobile.

Why Ericsson’s Stock Rallied Recently

Ericsson published its Q3 2017 results on Friday, October 20, indicating that its core networking business – which accounts for over two-thirds of its revenue – was seeing some signs of improvement despite continued declines in the wireless infrastructure market.

Switching, Services Remain Key To Juniper’s Growth

Juniper Networks is scheduled to announce its Q3 2017 results on October 24. In recent quarters, the company has reported sustained growth in the services segment, with double digit growth in services revenues.

What To Expect From General Motors’ Q3

General Motors will announce its Q3 2017 earnings on October 24, and after reporting strong sales in August and September, it is likely to be a solid quarter for the company.

U.S. Bancorp Overcomes Mortgage Industry Headwinds

U.S. Bancorp reported total quarterly revenues in excess of $5.5 billion for the first time ever in Q3 2017 thanks to a jump in its interest income from the Fed’s rate hike process.

Sustained Tough Macro Conditions Force Textron To Lower Guidance

As expected, Textron reported mixed earnings for Q3 2017. While earnings came in higher than expected, revenues fell short of estimates marginally. That said, revenues came in 7% higher than the year ago figure on better performances at the Bell, Industrial, and Textron Systems segments.

Will McDonald’s Deliver A Strong Q3?

After reporting a more than 6% increase in comparable sales for Q2 2017, expectations for McDonald’s are high for Q3 2017. The company will report results for this quarter on Tuesday, October 24.

Going Back To Black Monday Thirty Years Later

The following is a reprint of the article that was published in the November 1987 issue of Moneypaper which was delivered about a week after that tumultuous day. With today’s market at such lofty levels, some people are projecting a meltdown to rival the most severe in history.

Commodities Trading Hurt Goldman In Q3, But The Bank’s Retail Banking Bets Are Promising

One thing that is clear from Goldman Sachs’ Q3 results is that it is time for the investment bank to stop thinking of its commodities trading unit as the money-minting machine it was before the downturn.

Key Takeaways From Verizon’s Q3 Results

Verizon published its Q3 2017 results on Thursday, October 19, beating market expectations driven by recent acquisitions and continued momentum in its postpaid wireless business. In this note, we provide a brief overview of some of the factors that impacted the company’s results over the quarter.

Ericsson Q3 Preview: Cost Cutting In Focus As Market Headwinds Persist

Network infrastructure giant Ericsson is expected to publish its third quarter results on October 20, reporting on a quarter that is likely to have seen the company cut operating costs, as the wireless infrastructure market continues to contract. This note looks at some of the key trends to watch

Can Qualcomm Hold Its Lead As The Wireless Industry Migrates To 5G?

Qualcomm recently announced that it had completed its first test of 5G connectivity on a mobile device. While 5G trials are still underway with standards yet to be finalized, the development indicates that Qualcomm is inching closer to a commercially deployable product

Key Trends To Watch As T-Mobile Reports Q3 Results

T-Mobile U.S., the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, is expected to publish its third quarter results early next week, reporting on a quarter that saw significant competition in the wireless market. Here we take a look at some of the key trends we will be watching

Wealth Management Gains Help Morgan Stanley Overcome Trading Woes

Morgan Stanley reported an earnings beat earlier this week, with the investment banking giant’s revenues and profits for the third quarter continuing to draw on the strength of its wealth management franchise.

Why DRAM Prices Could Remain Firm Over 2018

Global DRAM prices have been on the rise since June 2016, on account of higher DRAM content in mobile devices and significant under-supply of PC DRAM and a slowdown in capacity expansions. Per DRAMeXchange, supply in the market is projected to grow by 19.5% in 2017, well below demand

Key Metrics To Watch As Verizon Reports Q3 Results

Verizon is expected to publish its Q3 2017 earnings on October 19, reporting on a quarter that is likely to have seen the company continue to add postpaid phone subscribers, driven by its unlimited postpaid wireless offerings.

Industry Weakness Continues To Impact Harley-Davidson In Q3 2017

Harley-Davidson announced its Q3 2017 results on October 17, and while the company beat expectations for revenues (reported $1.15 billion against a consensus estimate of $964 million), its earnings per share of $0.40 was about in line with consensus estimates.

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