Earnings Warning

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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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Recent earnings warnings from large multinationals such as FedEx Corp, Caterpillar Inc and Hewlett-Packard Co which have cited weakness in Europe and China have left investors cautious about the prospects for corporate profits.
health insurer by market value also declared its shares undervalued and offered no negative surprises ae" relief for investors who have endured a spate of earnings warnings this year from the industry.
equities amid fresh concern about subprime lending and earnings warnings from major U.
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The conference kicked off with an address by Lynn Turner, chief accountant for the Securities and Exchange Commission, who argued that a rising number of earnings warnings in recent quarters actually argue that investors are gaining increased transparency.
Currently traders are worried that Oracle Corporation will issue earnings warnings in the next 2 days after their fiscal quarter ends.
Earnings warnings came from McDonald's, one of the 30 components of the Dow, and from Northwest Airlines.
P&G is also trying to recover from a turbulent 2000, which saw its chief executive excused and share price collapse amid numerous earnings warnings.
As predicted in earlier earnings warnings, the company announced last Thursday that sales fell 3 percent during the quarter to $487.
Today's influx of economic data has largely been overlooked in due to the wave of earnings warnings plaguing the housing sector.
stocks fell on Monday, as investors locked in profits after the release of corporate earnings warnings and ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision Wednesday on interest rates.
Ford's move, announced late Thursday, follows similar production cuts and earnings warnings from General Motors Corp.