Earnings Warning

Earnings Warning

An announcement by a publicly-traded company, often over a conference call, that its earnings will not be as high as previously expected. Earnings warnings give investors and analysts a basis from which to make their investment decisions and recommendations. It also helps the company price out the bad news so its share price is not subject to wild drops when the earnings are actually announced.
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Shares in the Perth-based business tumbled by as much as 14% after the earnings warning, despite Stagecoach assuring that it expects the impact on its business to be shortlived.
This is the company's second earnings warning this year, following a third quarter shortfall due to constrained manufacturing capacity (see IBO 11/30/05).
Strong US inflation and an earnings warning from Wal-Mart this week gave traders a signal that record high oil prices were taking an economic toll.
Last month Colgate issued its first formal earnings warning in almost a decade, citing higher costs as part of the cause.
8 million combined with higher-than-normal expenses, which were reported in the company's December 16 earnings warning.
Tech stock Logica was also back under pressure, falling 17p to 227 1 /2p, as the fallout from its earnings warning earlier this month continued.
25p to 250p as dealers speculated that the group's comments to a government Select Committee this week about BT's one-time monopoly were setting the scene for an impending earnings warning.
Brown, said he was not surprised by the earnings warning.
A media darling since the original iMac was released, Apple's shares have taken a tumble with news of shortages of the consumer portable iBook and business desktop G4, coupled with an earnings warning for the fourth quarter, due to be reported on October 13, and ongoing concerns about the impact of the Taiwan earthquake on the PC manufacturing supply chain.
The AMEX Securities Broker/Dealer Index (XBD) is down almost four percent this morning, pulled lower not only by the drop in online brokers, but also Legg Mason's (LM) earnings warning.
Software firm Sage Group traded in negative territory after Intel issued an earnings warning.
A stunning earnings warning from Electronic Data Systems and renewed war fears sent Dow Jones blue chips crashing to near the five-year lows of July.