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Earnings Winners Outrun Losers but Apple Hits Hurdle


Reporting premarket Tuesday Verizon (VZ) ($42.54) missed EPS estimates by 15 cents earning 38 cents per share. VZ rebounded as the company blamed Super Storm Sandy for the miss, but the rebound failed at its 50-day SMA at $43.37. The stock still has a hold rating with my annual value level at $40.76 with a weekly pivot at $43.33 and quarterly risky level at $45.88.

Reporting aftermarket Tuesday Cree (CREE) ($33.76) beat EPS estimates by three cents earning 23 cents per share citing surging demand for LEDs. CREE gapped higher on Wednesday to a new 52-week high at $41.20. The stock has a hold rating with a weekly pivot at $35.29 and annual risky level at $49.93.

Reporting aftermarket Tuesday CSX (CSX) ($20.91) beat EPS estimates by four cents earning 43 cents per share. CSX moved above its 200-day SMA at $21.43 to $21.82 despite warning about weak coal shipments. The stock still has a buy rating with my monthly value level at $19.73 with a weekly pivot at $20.76 and quarterly risky level at $22.31.

Reporting aftermarket Tuesday Google (GOOG) ($704.51) beat EPS estimates by 41 cents earning $9.02 per share. Google gapped above my monthly pivot at $734.06 to a day's high at $749.00. The stock had been upgraded to buy Tuesday morning and has outran is rating with a downgrade to hold. My quarterly value level is $660.40 with this week's risky level at $751.40.

Reporting aftermarket Tuesday IBM (IBM) ($194.47) beat EPS estimates by 14 cents earning $5.39 per share on stronger than expected software sales. IBM gapped above its 200-day simple moving average at $196.83 to a day's high at $208.58. The stock still has a buy rating with my weekly value level at $191.39 and a quarterly risky level at $228.38.

Reporting aftermarket Tuesday Texas Instruments (TXN) ($33.52) beat EPS estimates by 3 cents earning 36 cents per share. TXN offered a cautious outlook and the stock slipped to $32.80 on Wednesday. The stock still has a hold rating with my quarterly value level at $28.56 with an annual pivot at $32.99 and semiannual risky level at $41.27.

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