Earnings surprises

Earnings surprises

Positive or negative differences from the consensus forecast of earnings by institutions such as First Call or IBES. Negative earnings surprises generally have a greater adverse effect on stock prices than a reciprocal positive earnings surprise.

Earnings Surprise

A situation in which a publicly-traded company's earnings report indicates higher or lower profit than analysts expected. This can lead to a sharp (and often unsustainable) increase or decrease in the share price. Many companies seek to avoid earnings surprises by pricing out, or slowly leaking information before the earnings report is published.
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On the positive side, earnings surprises and multi-year low valuations at 5.5 times the forward earnings could trigger a rally.
A strong catalyst in the form of i) avoidance of blacklisting in next FATF review, ii) upside earnings surprises though less likely, and iii) positive surprises on upcoming macro reads (i.e.
If positive earnings surprises remain near 78%, this will reduce the threat of hitting an earnings recession and may in fact show a slight growth in Earnings Per Share (EPS) for Q1.
Our results are consistent with our prediction: Heavily shorted lottery stocks exhibit reduced PEAD following positive earnings surprises and magnified PEAD after negative earnings news, and low RSI show greater PEAD following positive earnings news and smaller PEAD after negative earnings surprises.
This finding is particularly pronounced among firms that display a combination of (1) positive earnings surprises and headquarters' locations close to cities hosting sports teams that lost in a big sports event, and to a lesser extent, (2) negative earnings surprises and headquarters' locations close to cities hosting teams that won in a big sports event.
"Given the overall market's significant outperformance, we may need positive earnings surprises to fuel the rally going forward.
Griffin and Lott's study showed that during a 17-year period, large positive quarterly earnings surprises increased considerably but were essentially flat for earnings reported under mandatory GAAP metrics.
Ten sectors have higher growth rates today (compared to June 30), due to upward estimate revisions and positive earnings surprises.
"Investors have gotten used to the FAANG stocks as an almighty force delivering outperformance driven by high growth rates, above-average profitability, and consistent earnings surprises," Peter Garnry, head of Equity Strategy at Saxo Bank said.
He said earnings surprises from index stocks could help sway the main index.
"The market is rewarding positive earnings surprises much less than average and punishing negative earnings surprises in line with recent averages," according to FactSet.