Bespoke’s Earnings Explorer tool is all an investor needs to navigate what is usually a messy period each quarter — earnings season.  The Earnings Explorer tool provides a full calendar of upcoming reports along with detailed historical earnings information for individual stocks that ties the data up into a nice bow that you can use to make informed decisions.  You can use the tool to search for historical reports and summary data for individual stocks, or use our screening page to find stocks that typically beat or miss estimates, raise or lower guidance, or trade higher or lower in reaction to earnings.  It’s also a great way to track macro earnings trends to see how strong or weak reports have been coming in lately as well as how strong or weak share price reactions to earnings have been.  We urge you to try out our Earnings Explorer if you have never used it.  You can do so with a two-week free trial to Bespoke Institutional.

Below is a chart included on our Earnings Explorer page that shows the number of earnings reports by day over the upcoming month.  As shown, the next three weeks will consistently see dozens of reports per day.

At the start of each earnings season, we provide a few lists of important stocks set to report in the coming weeks.  Below is a list of the 35 largest stocks set to report over the next month.  For each stock, we include its current consensus analyst EPS and sales estimate along with its historical EPS beat rate and its average one-day share price change on its earnings reaction day (on an absolute basis).  This lets you see how volatile a stock typically is in reaction to its earnings report.

Of the 35 largest stocks set to report, Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Mastercard (MA), Cisco (CSCO), and AbbVie (ABBV) have topped analyst EPS estimates the most often at 89% of the time or more.  In terms of share price volatility, stocks like Netflix (NFLX), Tesla (TSLA), and Amazon (AMZN) typically experience a one-day move of more than 8% (in either direction) on their earnings reaction days.  On the flip side, stocks like JNJ, Verizon (VZ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), and Chevron (CVX) typically see a one-day change of less than 2% on their earnings reaction days.

On an average basis, the 35 largest stocks set to report over the next month are much less volatile on their earnings reaction days than all stocks set to report.  Whereas all stocks set to report over the next month have historically seen their share prices average a one-day move of +/-5.57%, the average one-day move of the 35 largest stocks in reaction to earnings is just +/-3.84%.  In terms of beat rates, the largest stocks typically exceed EPS estimates at a much higher rate than average as well (75% vs. 61.5%).

Moving on, below is our list of the 35 stocks set to report over the next month that typically see the biggest moves in reaction to earnings.  To make the list, the stock must have at least five years worth of quarterly earnings reports.  Each of the stocks listed below typically moves at least 11% up or down on its earnings reaction day (the first trading day following its earnings report).  The Container Store (TCS) is the most volatile stock on earnings with an average one-day change of +/-16.8% after it reports.  TCS is scheduled to report after the close on Tuesday, July 28th.

The next most volatile stocks in reaction to earnings which all average one-day moves of more than 15% are Enphase Energy (ENPH), Groupon (GRPN), and Infinera (INFN).  While GRPN and INFN are both down 20%+ YTD, ENPH is up 113.9% on the year, which means expectations for its upcoming report on 7/30 will be sky-high.

Other notables on the list of most volatile stocks in reaction to earnings include Wayfair (W), Yelp (YELP), LendingTree (TREE), Chegg (CHGG), Twitter (TWTR), Netflix (NFLX), Etsy (ETSY), and Grubhub (GRUB).

As shown in the table, Netflix (NFLX) is by far the largest stock on the list with a market cap of $230 billion.  The next largest stock on the list — Twitter — has a market cap that’s just a tenth of NFLX.  Even though it’s now an established blue-chip S&P 500 company, NFLX still typically sees huge moves when it reports its quarterly numbers.  We’ll get to see how the stock reacts to its Q2 2020 report soon as NFLX is set to report Thursday after the close.  Earnings definitely do not usually give shareholders a chance to “Netflix and chill.”  We urge you to try out our Earnings Explorer tool today!  It’s a must-have during earnings season.  One of the benefits of the tool is it allows you to create a custom earnings release calendar for just the stocks that you follow most closely.  You’ll never be blindsided by an earnings report again.  Simply start a two-week free trial to Bespoke Institutional to gain access to our Earnings Explorer tool now.

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