After the bell today, Nike (NKE) is scheduled to report third-quarter results.  The stock has been pretty flat over the past six months swinging between ~$89 and ~$76, although, it has put in a series of higher lows since the start of 2019.  Earlier this month marked yet another failed attempt (third time testing these levels) of NKE to break out, but over the past few weeks since that test of resistance, the stock has been coiling not far off these levels.  All of this is in the context of a longer-term uptrend over the past couple of years, which means a solid earnings report could be just the catalyst needed to send the stock to new highs.

NKE is forecasted to report EPS of 71 cents and revenues of $10.4 billion. If the company meets these top-line estimates, it would be a record sales figure, representing a 4.88% growth rate YoY. In regards to EPS though, NKE is coming off of a disappointing quarter.  Looking at the past several years of earnings data for NKE in our Earnings Explorer, after 27 consecutive quarters with an EPS beat, the company missed estimates by 4 cents back in June. Despite this, the stock price did not see any excessively negative reaction. In fact, NKE traded up 0.35% on its earnings reaction day which is not necessarily unusual as the stock’s price reaction to earnings has historically held a positive bias.  On average, NKE has finished the day after earnings higher by 1.55% and has been positive 63% of the time. Start a two-week free trial to Bespoke Institutional to access our interactive Earnings Explorer and much more.

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