Think Earnings Don't Matter? Goodyear Will Make You Think Again

Earnings season is always a hectic time for those of us who depend on fundamental analysis to select stocks. According to John Butters and his excellent weekly Earnings Insight review for FactSet, 57% of the companies in the S&P 500 have reported earnings as of today. Next week is another busy week, with another 26% of the S&P 500 scheduled to report, and the bias begins to switch after Apple (AAPL) posts earnings on Tuesday.

The latter half of earnings season is always dominated by smaller companies, the segment in which I spend most of my time, as these companies do not have the huge financial staffs of the major multinationals and it takes them longer to cobble together their quarterly figures....481 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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