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  • More on McDonald's (MCD) Q2 earnings: "Global comparable sales for July are expected to be relatively flat ... Our results for the remainder of the year are expected to remain challenged." Q2 results showed global comparable sales up 1%, revenues up 2%, and operating income up 2%. U.S. comparable sales gained 1%, Europe's fell 0.1% and Asia/Pacific, Middle East, and Africa fell 0.3% (led by negative numbers in China, Japan, and Australia). CC at 10 ET. Shares -2.2% premarket. (PR[View news story]
    Global sales up 1%; US sales up 1%. So it's not what analysts wanted, but still UP. Get real: global and US economies are not exactly booming. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize there's a connection there

    MCD has shown growth, and these results are not in any way catastrophic or mind-bending or life-altering. Stock market overreations make me tired.
    Jul 22 11:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips Worth Far More, Management's Forecasts Suggest [View article]
    I inherited shares of COP, and when it split awhile back, I took opportunity to double my position @$53-$54.
    Jul 17 11:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Have The Short Sellers Taken Down Linn Energy? [View article]
    I panicked but did not sell; in fact, I bought as much as I could afford @27.40.
    Jul 2 02:15 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's a pretty good day to be long shoe stocks after reports from Nike (NKE +2.4%) and Finish Line (FINL +4.2%) set the tone early and analysts jump on the bandwagon with positive comments on the sector: Advancers: Foot Locker (FL) +2.9%, Deckers Outdoor (DECK) +3.0%, Wolverine Worldwide (WWW) +2.2%, Crocs (CROX) +2.2%, Shoe Carnival (SCHL) +1.3%, Brown Shoe (BWS) +1.6%[View news story]
    Long Nke....At least I can be happy about $Nke as I try to put $ACN's bad day out of my mind.
    Jun 28 08:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • UBS and Raymond James downgrade Accenture (ACN -13.2%) following an FQ3 revenue miss market by light consulting sales/orders, and soft guidance. UBS' Steve Milunovich, who now rates shares Neutral: "With Oracle and Accenture missing, enterprise demand appears to remain weak, which probably means a soft earnings season for large computer names." He thinks IBM (IBM -2.8%) could still deliver 2H services growth due to less consulting exposure and strong orders, but believes risk has grown. (FQ3 results/call: I, II, III) (CC transcript[View news story]
    I didn't see it coming; $ACN plunging into relative oblivion...........
    Jun 28 03:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Hartford (HIG) makes more progress cutting the legacy assets of Talcott Resolution, agreeing to sell its U.K. variable annuity business to a unit of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B, BRK.A) for about $285M. The unit had $1.75B in AUM as of March 31. Less Talcott more capital returns. Investors nod yes[View news story]
    Long HIG
    Jun 27 11:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • At the open: Dow -0.97% to 14658. S&P -1.21% to 1573. Nasdaq -1.04% to 3322.
    Treasurys: 30-year -0.61%. 10-yr -0.65%. 5-yr -0.4%.
    Commodities: Crude -0.39% to $93.32. Gold -0.35% to $1287.45.
    Currencies: Euro -0.32% vs. dollar. Yen -0.15%. Pound +0.07%[View news story]
    Go for it! Good luck!
    Jun 24 10:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • At the open: Dow -0.97% to 14658. S&P -1.21% to 1573. Nasdaq -1.04% to 3322.
    Treasurys: 30-year -0.61%. 10-yr -0.65%. 5-yr -0.4%.
    Commodities: Crude -0.39% to $93.32. Gold -0.35% to $1287.45.
    Currencies: Euro -0.32% vs. dollar. Yen -0.15%. Pound +0.07%[View news story]
    .....Looking to try to take Warren Buffet's advice during this SELL-OFF and be greedy when others are fearful.
    Jun 24 10:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Defying a weak market in early trading are shares of Diebold (DBD +0.1%) which got a positive mention in Barron's over the weekend. DBD's shareholders have "suffered long enough," Jacqueline Doherty says, noting that the stock should benefit from "an ATM-upgrade cycle in the U.S., driven by new features such as check-deposit automation and videoconferencing, and the expansion of ATM use abroad." [View news story]
    Yea! Bought Diebold about 8 months ago. I like the industry and the company, and its long history of uninterrupted dividends is in some measure confirmation of its longevity and stability.
    Jun 24 09:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Big Ben made a big mistake in the way he announced the Fed's plan to end QE yesterday, laments CNBC's Larry Kudlow. When it comes to ending the bond-buying program, the training wheels needed to come off slowly. But, while investors were still pondering exactly when a tapering of the program might begin, Mr. Bernanke laid out a plan to completely end QE in roughly one year or less. The abrupt policy shift immediately has sparked a rout on Wall Street, and it's going to shake up confidence even more, Kudlow says, perhaps even slowing the already anemic recovery. [View news story]
    Is Bernanke totally out of touch with how average people think?
    Jun 20 08:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • It is getting more difficult to do business in the U.S. and more stimulus won't solve the problem, says Niall Ferguson, who's about to release a new book, "The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die." To Ferguson's surprise, it's easier to open a company in the U.K. than in the U.S., where it takes 433 days to jump through all the bureaucratic hoops. That's up from 358 in 2006. [View news story]
    good question, crash9010
    Jun 9 09:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For Plum Creek, A Strong First Quarter And Dividend Hike Are Driving Shares Higher [View article]
    "lumbering higher...." no pun intended?
    Jun 8 11:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Warning For Financial Markets, From A Bridge Collapse [View article]
    The conclusions you draw are logical. Congress, the president, anyone who has even a cursory knowledge and awareness should realize the precarious nature of our economy, and the danger to, and vulnerability of, the markets. I, however, am not well versed in put option trading and would want to find another way to protect my assets. Not sure what that is.....(Diversification goes without saying.)In the case of a crash, considering the realities you point out above, is it possible to know how damaging and lasting would a crash be? Thank-you for your excellent article.
    May 28 01:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P 500 futures (SPY) -1%, Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) -1% following the Nikkei's 7.3% crash overnight. In Europe, the Stoxx 50 (FEZ) -2.2%. Shanghai fell 1.2% as its PMI slipped into contraction territory for the first time in 7 months. Treasurys catch a bid, the 10-year yield off 5 bps to 1.99%, TLT +0.8% premarket. [View news story]
    You are right. I have to have a daily dose of SA, Bloomberg, other financial sites., yet I simultaneously want to divorce myself from it. I must be seriously schizophrenic.
    May 23 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P 500 futures (SPY) -1%, Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) -1% following the Nikkei's 7.3% crash overnight. In Europe, the Stoxx 50 (FEZ) -2.2%. Shanghai fell 1.2% as its PMI slipped into contraction territory for the first time in 7 months. Treasurys catch a bid, the 10-year yield off 5 bps to 1.99%, TLT +0.8% premarket. [View news story]
    That sums it up for me, too. I find it hard to stay away...........
    May 23 12:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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