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In Sept., the PPI for final demand services moved down 0.4% and that for final demand goods fell 1.2%. Almost half of the drop in the final demand services is attributable to prices for securities brokerage, dealing, and investment advice. A 16.6% drop in gasoline price accounted for two-thirds of the drop in the final demand goods index.
Visa ($V) set to release it earning after market close today. With new CEO resigning so close to the earnings, should we expect to see any surprises? Visa has been making strong moves with Visa Europe acquisition, partnership with PayPal and a 15% increase if quarterly dividends.
Kimberly Clark Corp ($KMB) has been in decline for most of the year, the stock has also not been getting any analyst love. Will today’s earnings break the trend? Revenue has been up and down in the last four quarters, let us see what this quarter brings.
$KMB down close to 4% after it misses on earnings and revenue. Forecasts are lower for the year.