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Conflicting information ?



April 18, 2013 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: PEP , KMP.DL

When  I  was  on  vacation,  I  came  across  a currency  trader what  he  told  me  about  why  he  prefers  currencies as  opposed  to stocks  is  that  there  is  way less  reading   involved.

Which  brings  me  to  my  point   wtf  is  up  with all  the conflicting  information...

In  example  KMP  and  PEP...

According to at  least  one  data...  KMP  missed  its  reported earning expectations ?   from  lovely  scottrade  :

On 4/17/2013, KMP reported 1 quarter 2013 earnings of $0.43 per share. This result missed the $0.65 consensus expectations of the 11 analysts following the company and missed last year's 1 quarter results by 29.51%.


Yet  they say  :

UPDATE: Kinder Morgan 1st-Quarter Profit Soars; Prior Year Included Losses at Former Operations

19 hours 58 minutes ago - DJNF
--Kinder Morgan Energy natural-gas pipeline segment posts stronger earnings
--Terminals business profit unchanged despite strong export coal demand
--El Paso Pipeline Partners profit rises amid lower costs

Kinder Morgan Inc.'s (KMI) first-quarter earnings surged as the year-earlier period included losses from at some former operations and as revenue climbed, driven by growth at its Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP) affiliates as well as a solid quarter at its El Paso Pipeline Partners LP (EPB).
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners reported its profit nearly quadrupled, driven by strong growth at its natural-gas pipelines business, while El Paso Pipeline Partners' earnings were up 17% on lower costs.
Kinder Morgan Inc. last May acquired El Paso Corp. in a roughly $21 billion deal that created the largest natural-gas pipeline operator in North America.
Kinder Morgan Energy, which transports natural gas and coal, has benefited from strong production at U.S. alternative shale fields, while Asian demand for steelmaking coal has supported performance at its coal export terminals.
Kinder Morgan Inc. Chief Executive Richard D. Kinder said "We currently have identified more than $12 billion in expansion and joint venture investments across the Kinder Morgan companies, and we are pursuing customer commitments for many more projects."
Kinder Morgan Inc. reported a profit of $292 million, or 28 cents a share, up from $21 million, or three cents a share, a year earlier. The year-earlier period included losses from discontinued operations of 20 cents. Revenue climbed 65% to $3.06 billion.
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters most recently projected earnings of 31 cents on revenue of $2.92 billion.
Kinder Morgan Energy reported a profit of $783 million, up from $206 million a year earlier. On a per-unit basis, which reflects general partner interests, adjusted earnings were 97 cents, compared with a year-earlier adjusted loss of 33 cents. Excluding fair value impacts related to divestitures and other items, adjusted earnings were up at 66 cents from 61 cents. Revenue jumped 44% to $2.66 billion.
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters most recently projected earnings of 65 cents on revenue of $2.46 billion.
The natural-gas pipeline business reported adjusted segment earnings climbed 78%, driven by acquisitions including the Tennessee Gas Pipeline and El Paso Natural Gas pipeline, as well as good results at the company's Eagle Ford assets. Overall segment transport volumes were up 7%.
The terminals segment adjusted earnings were flat at $187 million despite record demand for export coal and higher earnings from certain liquids terminals.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Such  conflicting  stuff  always  seems  to  jab  at  my  sanity  So which is  it ???   did  they  perform  worse  or  better  ???   why  is  it with stocks  it  can  be  reported  both ways...It  always  kill  me  to  read   about  when  you factor out  one time  or  this  time  or  restructuring costs  or  whatever  name  you  call it  ??   thievery ??  bad  past management decisions ??discontinued  operations ??   whatever  ??they  come  up  often  with  multiple  figures...  and   its  not  just  one stock  or  another ...Sorry  for  ranting but I need to let  some   something  out  :)WHeres  my    Dragon  ???--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Case in point  PEPSI....     PepsiCo beats expectations despite soda strugglesPepsiCo's profit beats analysts' estimates on stronger sales, lower tax rate

The company on Thursday reported a first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations as it saw strong growth in emerging markets and benefited from a lower tax rate.

They  kill  me   with   not wanting  to  compete  on price and  than  seem  surprised  to see  volume  disapointments  in  North  America....  come  on  Pepsi,,,     wtf.....

For its beverage unit in the Americas, however, revenue was flat as price hikes offset a drop in volume. Soft drink volume declined in the mid-single digits.


Stop  being so  greedy...    we  pepsi  drinkers  don't  want  to see  millions  go  to  millionaires  such  as beyonce ??  or  any  other  spokesperson....   we'd   rather   see  that money  go towards  cheaper  or  less  expensive  drinks.

Whenever  theres a   deal  on  pepsi  IE Meijers  buy  10   2 liters  for  a  dollar  a piece and  get an  eleventh  absolutely  free...   I'm  buying  or  getting  11 bottles  for a  cost  of   11.10   thats a  good  deal..

But  when they  have  the  3  bottles  for 4   dollar  sale...  thats  bs....   I'm only  buying if I'm out  and  feinin  for  some...  caffeine...

Get  with  the program  PEP.................       seriously....    I  freaking  own  shares  of  PEP....

 I  don't  want  to see my  corporate money  go towards  stupid  agenda's like gay rights  or  save  the  planet  or  into  the pockets  of  already  super  rich   spokespeople...   thats   bunk....

I  just  want a  great  tasting  product  products  at  affordable  prices....




1 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On April 18, 2013 at 2:37 PM, L0RDZ (88.00) wrote:

Be  that  as it may,   I'll  recommend  both  KMP  and  PEP...  as buys...

even at these levels.


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