The economy is showing signs of fumbling the recovery.
Sure, Tuesday’s report on durable goods in this country is showing that orders spiked 5.7%; but it’s not as rosy as it seems. Larger orders for commercial aircraft padded the results. Back out transportation, and the metric actually fell 0.5% for the month.
The news isn’t just iffy on the macro level. There are also more than a few companies that aren’t pulling their own weight in this supposed economic recovery.
There are still plenty of names posting lower earnings than they did a year ago. Let’s go over a few of the companies that are expected to go the wrong way on the bottom line next week.
|Company||Latest Quarter EPS (Estimated)||Year-Ago Quarter EPS|
|Bona (NASDAQ:BONA) Films||$0.08||$0.09|
Clearing the table
Let’s start at the top with Bona Film Group Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:BONA).
The Beijing-based film distributor has been one of China’s most-neglected stocks. The regional movie distributor went public at $8.50 three years ago, but it has never traded out of the single digits.
Some will argue that Bona Film Group Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:BONA) has made its own bed. It has been profitable every single quarter in its brief public tenure, but the company has also missed Wall Street’s profit targets in each of the four previous periods. It’s hard to fathom that unwelcome streak coming to an end when Bona Film Group Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:BONA) reports on Monday. Despite China’s growing appetite for theatrical entertainment, Bona Film Group Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:BONA)’s been a disappointment.
Team was a losing team after hosing down its guidance earlier this month. The provider of specialty industrial services warned that weakness at its Canadian and European business units, and the timing of large turnaround projects, find it scaling back on its expectations for its fiscal year ending in May.