Earnings Alerts May 21: Expected vs Historical Earnings Moves

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The stocks below are anticipated to announce earnings results. The expected moves are calculated from options prices and compared to historical stock moves after earnings. Traders will typically create option strategies around earnings to capitalize on expected earnings volatility.

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Current Overestimated and Underestimated

Implied Earnings Moves Relative to 4-Qtr Historical Average

Info Upcoming Earnings Prior 4 Quarters Stock %Move
Symbol Mkt Cap Date Implied Move Abs. Avg. Move Relative to 4-Qtr Avg.
PSTG 5.4 B 21-May-2019 AMC ± 12.0% 5.7% +6.3%
URBN 2.8 B 21-May-2019 AMC ± 8.3% 2.1% +6.2%
AAP 11.4 B 22-May-2019 BMO ± 9.4% 5.8% +3.6%
ADI 35.9 B 22-May-2019 BMO ± 4.3% 2.3% +2.0%
JWN 5.8 B 21-May-2019 AMC ± 8.0% 9.7% -1.7%
VFC 35.8 B 22-May-2019 BMO ± 5.9% 7.5% -1.7%
LOW 86.9 B 22-May-2019 BMO ± 4.8% 6.1% -1.3%
TOL 5.5 B 21-May-2019 AMC ± 5.9% 6.9% -1.0%
SE   21-May-2019 AMC ± 15.2% 14.5% +0.7%
TGT 37.2 B 22-May-2019 BMO ± 5.4% 6.0% -0.6%

The implied earnings move is interpolated from the market prices of options that have the nearest term expiration within the earnings date. The implied move is derived using the at-the-money implied volatility and is indicative of the expected magnitude of the stock price movement (which can be in either direction). For example, a 10% implied earnings move means the market expects the stock price to go up or down 10% after earnings. The implied move is compared to the actual absolute average move of the stock price from the previous 4 earnings announcements to determine if the current implied move is overestimating or underestimating the upcoming earnings move. This list only contains stocks that have at least an average daily option volume of 1000.


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