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Why does the share price tend to fall if a company's profits decrease, yet remain positive?

I often see news reports along the lines of "Company X has posted a profit of $100 million, 20% lower than the previous year." This kind of news frequently causes the company's share price to fall. ...
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How should a US resident who is a joint owner of a Canadian corporation file taxes?

I am a Canadian citizen living in the US. I am a joint owner (50%) of a Canadian federal corporation that I started when I lived in Canada. The company is online, and receives income from people all ...
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Is it wise for an independent contractor to avoid corporation tax by planning to only break even each year?

From what I understand about corporation tax in Canada, you only pay tax when you make a profit. So, if I open up a software corporation and work as an independent contractor, and then whatever the ...
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Where to find site with earnings calendar?

Is there a website with a company earnings calendar for exchange-listed equities using symbol look-up? I am not trying to backtest a trading strategy, so I'm not interested in historical data. I just ...
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Where can I find quarterly earnings-per-share data for the major U.S. market indices?

Where (on what website) can I find last few years' worth of quarterly earnings-per-share for the Russell 3000? and the Dow?
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Time between quarter end/fiscal year end till earnings report

with a public company that is expected to report earnings at a regular interval, how long after a reporting period do earnings usually get announced/released? Real world example would be Fiscal Year ...
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Why sales of a company can be more than its earnings

At this link: http://www.thestreet.com/quote/ABX/details/company-profile.html Under per share data: Earnings: 3.36 Sales:14.14 Now Earnings are made up of sales and other stuff. So how comes sales ...
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Where can I find a company's earnings history for free?

I'm looking for a minimum of 5 years, but longer would be better. A single chart or graph would work well. http://www.estimize.com/ has a nice graph with data underlying it but the company's entire ...
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Multi-year profit/tax question

Note: this is not about a real corporate issue, I'm more curious than anything about how corporate taxes work. I know this is "Personal Finance", but there doesn't seem to be a site specifically ...
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Calculate EPS yourself

According to finance.yahoo.com, PriceSmart Inc. (PSMT) has an EPS of 2.1 as of May 14, 2012 close. Where exactly do they get the earnings from? I thought I understood the EPS, but when I tried ...
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Calculating EPS

I have started teaching myself basic business stuff and have a question regarding calculating earnings per share. Q: [bunch of numbers for revenue, expenses...] At the beginning of year: 80,000 ...
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What is the formula for determining estimated stock price when I only have an earning per share number?

I need a formula for determining estimated stock price when I have an EPS number only. For instance, the EPS number "earnings per share" is created using a known number of shares, to solve for the ...
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How companies choose earnings release dates, & effect on Implied Volatility

A company's earnings release date significantly affects weekly or monthly option prices and implied volatility. For companies that typically release earnings on the cusp of monthly options expiration ...
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What effect does a company's earnings have on the price of its stock?

I have been trying to figure out the answer to this question this afternoon, and it seems like most people are saying that supply/demand determines the price of a stock. It seems that earnings, which ...
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How are startup shares worth more than the total investment funding?

How does Mark Zuckerberg earn his money from Facebook? He is worth $17.5 billion now, but the total funding for Facebook is only $2.4 billion? I don't understand this. Is this the money Facebook ...
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Azerbaijan job - Best way to take money from the contract

I am in the process of getting a job in Baku, and have been offered X amount, and been told to pay the taxes on it. My question, given I'd be in Baku 183 days a year, would be how best to pay taxes; ...
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Is it possible for a new company to issue dividends in it's first operating year / month? (UK)

One of the more popular tax structures I keep hearing about, is using a company for revenues, which then pays dividends for it's sole owner. According to HMRC, in this case, the following tax ...
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Why do companies have a fiscal year different from the calendar year?

There are many companies that have their year end occur on dates other than December 31. What are the advantages to this?
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Are quarterly earnings released first via a press release on the investor website, via conference call, or does it vary by company?

Are quarterly earnings released first via a press release on the investor website, via conference call, or does it vary by company?