By Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit | Sunday 3 February 2019
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.
Each working day I typically have fifteen minutes to obtain the key insights from the 7am regulatory news statements (RNS) before I need to talk my eldest daughter to catch her school bus. After too many years of looking at RNS output I can generally get the gist of what a company is trying to say and am wise to the (sadly often seen) combination of a 'pleased to announce' style first paragraph with a profit warning contained at the bottom of the statement in 'outlook', among other pull-the-wool-over-the-eyes distortions.