The first quarter 2017 earnings reporting period kicks into full gear next week.  Below is a list of the 40 largest companies scheduled to report pulled from our Interactive Earnings Season Calendar.  Next to each stock, we include its historical EPS and revenues “beat rates” along with the % of time it has raised guidance.  The “beat rates” are simply the percentage of the time the company has beaten analyst earnings or revenue estimates going back to 2001.  We also include the stock’s average one-day move on its earnings reaction day (the first trading day following quarterly earnings) and its average absolute move (measures earnings day volatility).

Netflix (NFLX) and United (UAL) are set to report on Monday after the close, while on Tuesday we’ll hear from a number of Dow stocks — JNJ, UNH, GS, IBM.  On Wednesday morning we get results from Morgan Stanley (MS) followed by QUALCOMM (QCOM), American Express (AXP), CSX and eBay (EBAY) after the close.  Thursday’s biggest companies include Verizon (VZ), Philip Morris (PM), Travelers (TRV) and Visa (V), while Schlumberger (SLB), General Electric (GE), and Honeywell (HON) round out the week with reports on Friday.

Of the stocks set to report next week, Netflix (NFLX) is by far the most volatile, while Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) has historically averaged the best earnings reaction day returns.  Bank of America (BAC) has actually been the worst performer of the bunch on earnings.

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