] ] At the beginning of the third quarter, analysts were
] ] still expecting 118 percent earnings growth for the third
] ] quarter and an increase of 64 percent in the fourth
] ] quarter. Actual growth turned out to be much lower. For
] ] the third quarter, earnings were up 29 percent from the
] ] third quarter of 2001, while fourth quarter earnings
] ] increased 23 percent.
] What egghead on Wall St. expects 118 percent earnings
] They are so stupid.
a) creative accounting (Enron, Worldcom, Adelphia, Healthsouth, etc)
b) they thought it was 1997
c) 118% *earnings* growth? Oh, I thought it was revenue!
d) "We can still pump this dead stock if they just believe my analyst report one last time!"