Earnings Recap for S&P 500 Stocks Reporting Over the Previous 2 Weeks 7/13/18

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8 S&P 500 stocks have reported their most recent earnings in the last two weeks. 63% of those stocks reporting had positive price reactions, while 38% were negative. The average return for all stocks was +1.0%.6 of the stocks reporting beat their EPS estimates for this quarter, while 2 fell short.

Opening Gaps

Earnings typically has a big effect on the opening gap, which is the percentage change from the close before earnings to the opening price immediately after. 3 of the stocks reporting had positive opening gaps, for an average jump of +3.5%Only 1 had a negative opening gap, and its drop was -5.0%.

Option Straddle Returns

We measure option straddle returns, as buying a straddle is a way to bet on a big volatility move (in either direction) around earnings. Over this period, 75% of the stocks had straddles that gained value, while 25% lost value.

Upcoming Next 2 Weeks

220 S&P 500 stocks are currently scheduled to report earnings in the next two weeks. 196 of those stocks have options priced with implied moves greater than the average of the last four quarters, while 24 are implying lesser moves.



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