5 Major Commodity Company Earnings to Look for This Week

By Commodity HQ  AUG 05, 2013 12:20 PM

Big companies reporting this week include Archer Daniels Midland, Marathon Oil, and First Solar.

 


As we enter the latter part of earnings season, investors and analysts have had plenty of major reports to digest. Thus far, it seems to have been a mixed bag of results with a number of high-profile beats and misses. Reports from commodity firms have been especially under scrutiny as many worry that China’s plateauing growth will send commodity prices into the gutter. Below, we outline some of the biggest commodity firms reporting earnings this week.
The Bottom Line

As always, we remind investors that earnings reports have two key elements to watch out for: the actual numbers and the guidance. A company can surpass analysts' expectations, but a cloudy forecast for the future could send the stock tumbling. Likewise, a miss on the numbers can often be overshadowed by a strong outlook. Be sure to pay attention to both aspects of each report in order to properly trade the stock.

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Editor's note: This article by Jared Cummans was originally published on Commodity HQ.
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