Companies in the Barron’s 400 Index are expected to post solid if not spectacular gains when they report their second-quarter earnings and revenue this month and next. Security analysts’ estimates as of July 3 indicated the Barron’s 400 companies in aggregate would report per-share earnings 2.7% higher than actual profit in the year-earlier [...]John A. Prestbo
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There is a lot of interest in the newly reconstituted Barron’s 400 Index, and the question underlying much of it is: Are the companies in it starting today as “growthy” as the old bunch? It sure looks like they are. Positive growth and value characteristics are among the 24 factors used by MarketGrader to evaluate some 6,000 U.S. stocks [...]John A. Prestbo
The bigger they are, the harder they fall. At least, that’s the story with 28% of the Barron’s 400 Index components that have reported third-quarter financial results. Large stocks on average were the only size segment that fell short of securities analysts’ earnings forecasts and surprised the least on revenue. The story is mixed for [...]John A. Prestbo
For many investors, “growth” means how much and how consistently a company can increase its sales and earnings. These investors care little about the academic designations of “growth” and “value” based on the ratio of stock prices to net assets, aka “book value.” (See “B400 Index Tilts Strongly to Growth Based on P/B Ratios”.) [...]John A. Prestbo
Those of you who subscribe to our web research service may have noticed this morning a few new and expanded sections of the web site. For those who have not seen them we encourage you to have a look and send us your feedback. The first new page, or, actually, enhanced page, is the ‘Company Profile.’ We redesigned the existing ‘Profile’ [...]Carlos Diez