Saturday, August 8, 2009

Little surprises, and an inflection point with viewing quarterly earnings

Yes, Zooey Deschanel is guilty of eating frozen yogurt. Or maybe she has that surprised look on her face because she, like me, had sold her Garmin (GRMN) stock at a 21% gain, had the current quarter earnings come in as predicted down 33% , and revenues down 27% YOY (year over year) and promptly watch the stock go up 6 points on the news!#$%$?????
Why you ask? because the reality of their current business for the quarter now does not seem to matter to wall street. We have hit an inflection point. Business Wire by the way reported this as, and I quote, " Improved results and sequential growth" because Garmin did not perform as bad as the most dire preditions. So we have made a turn in the road where if the underlying company is giving future guidance as good, the current results are simply disregarded.
If you had instead invested in one of the retailers that Zooey may shop at , Philadelphia based retailer Urban Outfitters, (URBN) , according to my watch list you would be up a cool 68% plus this year. They sell hip clothes to people who don't want to look like they just
got their wardrobe at Walmart. (I am certainly no fashion statement). Likewise the 6 month chart of stazy retailer Aeropostele Inc, (ARO), is up 85% with the retailing industry in the doldrums. Go figure?

Have a good weekend. Weather prediction: it will be 96 degrees on Monday.


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