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Amazon, Ford and Microsoft Headline Thursday's Earnings

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today's buy-and-trade earnings previews cover 13 companies; three from the consumer discretionary sector, two from the basic materials sector and two from the transportation sector. There is one stock each in the aerospace, auto-tires-trucks, computer and technology, construction, the multi-sector conglomerates and the retail-wholesale sectors.

The ValuEngine valuation warning remains in place with 78.5% of all stocks being overvalued, 46.7% by 20% or more. 15 of 16 sectors are overvalued by double-digit percentages, 11 by 21.1% to 27.8%.

The aerospace sector is 22.7% overvalued with an underweight rating. Of the 74 stocks in this sector 67.6% have sell or strong sell ratings.

The auto-tires-trucks sector is 27% overvalued with an underweight rating. Of the 97 stocks in this sector 40.2% have sell or strong sell ratings.

The basic materials sector is 3.5% undervalued with an underweight rating. Of the 401 stocks in this sector 57.4% have sell or strong sell ratings.

The computer and technology sector is 25.9% overvalued with an overweight rating. Of the 1155 stocks in this sector 47.4% have buy or strong buy ratings.

The construction sector is 17% overvalued with an underweight rating. Of the 159 stocks in this sector 53.5% have sell or strong sell ratings.

The consumer discretionary sector is 25.2% overvalued with an equal-weight rating. Of the 401 stocks in this sector 82.5% have hold ratings.

The multi-sector conglomerates sector is 21.5% overvalued with an overweight rating. Of the 51 stocks in this sector 64.7% have buy or strong buy ratings.

The retail-wholesale sector is 27.8% overvalued with an overweight rating. Of the 349 stocks in this sector 81.7% have buy or strong buy ratings.

The transportation sector is 26.3% overvalued with an 'avoid-source of funds rating. Of the 176 stocks in this sector 75.6% have sell or strong cell ratings.

Only one of the 13 stocks in today's table has a buy rating. Six have hold ratings and six have sell ratings. One is undervalued by 30.9%, while 12 are overvalued by 14.1% to 76.6%. One is down 7.1% over the last 12 months, while 12 have gains between 15.4% and 102.7%. Only two stocks are below their 200-day simple moving averages with 10 above which reflects the risk of reversion to the mean.

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