Why Are Investors So Negative? 1. As solar components become more commoditized, competition is fierce among Chinese providers. 2. There have been a number of reports coming out lately hinting at a significant slowdown in solar demand in China.
Heres What to Really Watch Wall Street Expectations 1. Currently, 12% of available shares are being shorted. 2. Analysts estimate revenue will come in at $289 million. 3. Analysts estimate that earnings per share will come in at $0.40. What to really watch 1. Pay close attention to management comments on the strength of the Chinese solar markets. 2. Look at gross margins to make sure commoditization isnt once again taking holdpushing profits down.
Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF)
Why Are Investors So Negative? 1. Comparable-store sales plunged by 15% over the past fiscal year, a very negative sign for the brands popularity. 1. The mall isnt as busy as it used to be, and that hurts traffic at Abercrombies stores. 2. The company wants to shift to an older demographic, but doing so will likely hurt margins.
Heres What to Really Watch Wall Street Expectations 1. Currently, 21% of available shares are being shorted. 2. Analysts estimate the company will report revenue of $797 million. 3. Analysts estimate earnings per share will come in at a loss of $0.19 per share. What to Really Watch 1. The company predicted high-single-digit losses in same-store sales. Check and see how results measured up. 2. Keep an eye on gross margins, as the companys focus on older adults could mean shrinking profits.
Veeva Systems (Nasdaq: VEEV)
Why Are Investors So Negative? 1. This newly IPOd organization, which focuses on cloud solutions for drug companies, trades for a hefty 80 times earnings. 2. A recent secondary offering put pressure on shares. Many original shareholders of the company decided to sell their shares in the follow-on offering.
Heres What to Really Watch Wall Street Expectations 1. Currently, 24% of available shares are being shorted. 2. Analysts expect Veeva to report revenue of $63.4 million. 3. The company is expected to report earnings per share of $0.05. What to Really Watch 1. Veevas guidance will be important, as any company with a richly valued stock depends on lots of optimism in the future. 2. Listen in to hear if management even makes reference to the companys stock performance. They shouldnt, as they cant control it, and are executing on their stated plans. Any mention would signal misplaced priorities.
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