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$ETFC's effective tax rate for 3Q15 rose to 38% from 31% in the previous year quarter and that for 9 months ended Sept. 30, 2015 jumped to 372% from 34% last year. The difference between tax rate for 3Q15 and 9 months of 2015 was primarily due to the settlement of the IRS examination of its 2007, 2009 and 2010 federal tax returns.
Chipotle stock is crashing like a falling knife after it's earnings report last evening; down about 10% already today! Was Bill Ackman wrong in buying about 10% stake in $CMG couple of months ago? Or is this market reacting to disappointing earnings? And can they really get customers to trust them again after food-safety crisis?
$TSLA Just recalling Elon Musk's statement during Q4 earnings. "I am presently quite excited about is that we expect to be positive cash flow starting next month, and then continuing on into Q2 and beyond." Will the electric carmaker prove that it can be cash flow positive company this quarter?
While all of us are busy with crunching earnings numbers that are flowing in this week, keep an eye on WTI Crude prices also for broader economic trends. Russians have rejected any production cuts after OPEC nations recently decided to cut oil production. OPEC had finally decided to cut prod to spur up prices! What sectorscan be most affected if prices do go up in the next 6 months? Airlines for sure! Image courtesy: Bloomberg
Apple ($AAPL) reported decline in sales and profits from comparable quarter last year, attributing the decline to announcement of iPhone 7/7s. Sales and profit are being guided higher for next quarter. Apple is a solid company and will continue to dominate tech and consumer electronics segment for a while. Personally, looks like there is little downside in this investment.
Waiting with fingers crossed for $AAPL’s fourth quarter earnings.