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Ride-the-Wave Strategy – Best for Stock Traders

Ride-the-Wave targets multi-day price momentum following a company’s earnings announcement (EA). With this strategy:

  1. Buy a stock one day post-EA if a stock reacts positively post-earnings:
    1. Near the close of trading the EA-day for a pre-market-EA
    2. Near the close of the following day for a post-market-EA
  2. Sell-to-close after 7-10 days, or possibly earlier if a desired price target is reached

Similarly,

  1. short a stock one day post-EA if a stock reacts negatively post-earnings:
    1. near the close of trading the EA-day for a premarket-EA
    2. near the close of the following day for a post-market-EA
  2. then buy-to-close after 7-10 days, or possibly earlier if a desired price target is reached

Important: Ride-the-Wave is predicated on significant price momentum triggered by an EA. The 7-10 day scenario is the maximum trade hold-time. If you see post EA-momentum is halted or reversed by a significant opposite move, re-evaluate your presence in the trade.

This popular StockEarnings screen below will give you a list of stocks that historically exhibit significant price momentum following an EA for the next seven days:

  1. Stocks exhibiting positive post-EA price moves are buy-candidates
  2. Stocks exhibiting negative post-EA price moves are sell/short-candidates

The screen includes those stocks whose Earnings just came out in last two days.

Screen criteria:

  1. Earnings Date Start Date : Current Date + -1 Day
  2. Earnings Date End Date : Current Date + -2 Days
  3. Predicted Move (Next Day) Max : 7%
  4. Predicted Move (On 7th Day) Min : 7%

Strategy Guideline:

  1. Buy the stock if stock has reacted positively. Short the stock if stock has reacted negatively (see above).
  2. Close the position in 7-10 days, or possibly earlier based on price move.

Volatility Crush Strategy - Best for Options Traders

The Volatility Crush strategy is used with stocks that typically experience relatively low-to-moderate price moves (≤4%) following their Earnings Announcements (EA). The basic trade idea is to sell put or call options right before the EA, collecting a credit when options premium is very high due to elevated implied volatility (IV). You then close the position right after the EA by buying the option back much cheaper due to the significant drop in IV that occurs after the mystery of the EA disappears. In assessing this trade, you need to do your homework to ensure you collect sufficient premium to make the trade worthwhile.

This trade is practical due to the low-to-moderate price-move after the EA, which generally won’t significantly affect the options price, unlike an “action” stock, which experience great price moves post-EA. With these symbols, if you’re on the right side of the price move, that’s a great thing. But if you’re on the wrong side of the move, not so great. Consequently, by minimizing the effect of the post-EA price move, you have a much better chance to profit from the reduction in IV without it being ruined by a violent price move.

For this trade, open the position either (1) the night before the EA when the company announces earnings or (2) during the EA day when it announces post-market, generally capturing IV at or close to its peak.

For this trade, open the position either (1) the night before the EA when the company announces earnings or (2) during the EA day when it announces post-market, generally capturing IV at or close to its peak.

This popular stockearnings screen will give you a list of stocks which do not react more than 4% fpost-EA. It includes only those stocks whose earnings are releasing next day.

Screen criteria:

  1. Earnings Date Start Date : Current Date + 1
  2. Earnings Date End Date : Current Date + 1
  3. Predicted Move (Next Day) Max : 4%
  4. Options Type: Weekly

Strategy Guideline:

  1. Options Strategy: Sell Call and Put
  2. Options Strike Price: Current Stock Price – (% Predicated Move x 2)
  3. Expiration Date: It should generally be the closest expiry immediately after the EA.
  4. Buy Insurance: Buying back Call and Put at Strike price which 10% lower than Sell Strike Price is optional but recommended.

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Volatility Rush Strategy - Best for Options Traders

The Volatility Rush takes advantage of increasing options premiums into earnings announcements (EA) caused by an anticipated rise in Implied Volatility (IV). With this strategy, Buy a Call and Put at-the-money (a long straddle) 2-3 weeks before the EA when IV is lower. Sell the position either (1) the night before the EA when the company announces earnings pre-market, or (2) during the EA day when it announces post-market, generally capturing IV at or close to its peak.

This popular screen will give you a list of stocks whose Options premiums tend to rise into Earnings. It includes only those stocks whose Earnings are at least two weeks away from today.

Screen criteria:

  1. Earnings Date Start Date : Current Date + 15 Days
  2. Earnings Date End Date : Current Date + 30 Days
  3. Predicted Move (Next Day) Min : 5%
  4. Options Type: Weekly or Monthly if that lines up with the two to three-week lead-time for entering the trade

Strategy Guideline:

  1. Buy a Straddle at or close to the money two to three weeks pre-EA.
  2. Sell the position either the night before the EA when the company announces earnings pre-market, or during the EA day when it announces post-market.
  3. Expiration date should generally be the closest expiry immediately after the EA.
  4. Straddle price should not be more 60% of predicted move.

Predicted Move (Volatility)

Similar to Implied Volatility in Options. Expected volatility % based on our Proprietary Volatility Predication Model. We are expecting that stock price will likely to reach % in either direction by the end of next trading session after Earnings are released and not necessarily the closing volatility %.

Why is it important?

    This indicator helps

  1. Knowing expected volatility in stocks after Earnings helps to decide trading stocks before Earnings Announcement.
  2. Taking Advantage of volatility collapse following Earnings Results by using Advance Options strategies such as Spread and Straddles.

Since Last Earnings

Change in share price since last Earnings release.

Why is it Important?

When share has gained more than 10% since it's last Earning release, it tends to over react to minor bad news and give up some gains if not all. So, it contains more downside volatility than upside When share has dropped more than 10% since it's last Earning release, it tends to over react to minor good news and recover some drops if not all. So, it contains more upside volatility than downside.

EPS Surprise (%)

Occurs when a company's reported quarterly or annual profits are above or below analysts' expectations. Here is the formula to derive % EPS Surprice:

Actual EPS - Estimated EPS
------------------------------------- x 100
Estimated EPS

Why is it Important?

Earnings surprises can have a huge impact on a company's stock price. Several studies suggest that positive earnings surprises not only lead to an immediate hike in a stock's price, but also to a gradual increase over time. Hence, it's not surprising that some companies are known for routinely beating earning projections. A negative earnings surprise will usually result in a decline in share price.

Next Day Price Change (%)

Next Regular trading session Closing price following Earnings result.

For After Market Close Earnings, It is a next trading day closing price. For Before Market Open Earnings, It is the same trading day closing price.

Why is it Important?

Next Day price change is a reaction of Earnings result.

Post Notable Earnings Dates

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Symbol/Company Earnings Date EPS Surprise (%) Next Day
Price Change (%)
Since Last
Earnings (%)
HON - HONEYWELL INTL INC COM
Fri 23 Jul Before Open (1 days ago)
4.12% -1.47% -1.5%
AXP - AMERICAN EXPRESS CO COM
Fri 23 Jul Before Open (1 days ago)
70.73% 1.33% 1.3%
KMB - KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP COM
Fri 23 Jul Before Open (1 days ago)
-15.03% 0.53% 0.5%
SLB - SCHLUMBERGER LTD COM
Fri 23 Jul Before Open (1 days ago)
15.38% 1.54% 1.5%
DPZ - DOMINOS PIZZA INC COM
Thu 22 Jul Before Open (2 days ago)
9.09% 14.55% 11.7%
CLF - CLEVELAND-CLIFFS INC NEW COM
Thu 22 Jul Before Open (2 days ago)
-1.35% -0.52% 1.9%
BIIB - BIOGEN INC COM
Thu 22 Jul Before Open (2 days ago)
24.29% 1.05% 0.8%
DHI - D R HORTON INC COM
Thu 22 Jul Before Open (2 days ago)
8.13% -2% 2.3%
FCX - FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC CL B
Thu 22 Jul Before Open (2 days ago)
5.48% 0.43% 1.6%
AAL - AMERICAN AIRLS GROUP INC COM
Thu 22 Jul Before Open (2 days ago)
1.17% -1.12% -0.9%
UNP - UNION PAC CORP COM
Thu 22 Jul Before Open (2 days ago)
6.67% 1.08% 1.4%
NEM - NEWMONT CORP COM
Thu 22 Jul Before Open (2 days ago)
9.21% -0.25% -0.4%
DOW - DOW INC COM
Thu 22 Jul Before Open (2 days ago)
9.68% 1.26% 0.6%
LUV - SOUTHWEST AIRLS CO COM
Thu 22 Jul Before Open (2 days ago)
-66.67% -3.46% -4.6%

EPS Surprise (%)

Occurs when a company's reported quarterly or annual profits are above or below analysts' expectations. Here is the formula to derive % EPS Surprice:

Actual EPS - Estimated EPS
-------------------------------------   x 100
        Estimated EPS

Why is it Important?

Earnings surprises can have a huge impact on a company's stock price. Several studies suggest that positive earnings surprises not only lead to an immediate hike in a stock's price, but also to a gradual increase over time. Hence, it's not surprising that some companies are known for routinely beating earning projections. A negative earnings surprise will usually result in a decline in share price.

% Since Last Earnings

Change in share price since last Earnings release.

Why is it Important?

When share has gained more than 10% since it's last Earning release, it tends to over react to minor bad news and give up some gains if not all. So, it contains more downside volatility than upside

When share has dropped more than 10% since it's last Earning release, it tends to over react to minor good news and recover some drops if not all. So, it contains more upside volatility than downside.

Next Day Price Change (%)

Next Regular trading session Closing price following Earnings result.

For After Market Close Earnings, It is a next trading day closing price.
For Before Market Open Earnings, It is the same trading day closing price.

Why is it Important?

Next Day price change is a reaction of Earnings result.

Post Notable Earnings Frequently Asked Questions

What are Post Earnings Dates?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) mandates all public companies to follow strict rules. Among many rules, prominent one includes filing earnings reports of company’s performance from time to time. Post Earnings Dates, are the ones where the company reports its quarterly, both quarterly, as well as annual reports of earnings.

Why must I check Post Notable Earnings Dates Page?

Earnings reports reflects on price of a stock. These are the public records which are specifically meant for potential investors, and existing investors of a company. These earnings date hold importance not just for the investors, but also for investment analysts who work at different banks and provide recommendations and judgements on such public companies.

Rise and fall in the share price is related to the earnings announcements. These announcements are made on dates stipulated by company’s COO and CEO usually. Therefore, you must watch carefully, the earnings announcements and Post earnings dates, if you are an investor, analyst, or a potential investor in POST Holdings.

Where should I look for POST previously predicted earnings and actual earnings moves?

Post earnings dates, the expected percentage moves, before-after price effect of earnings announcements and expected stock price can be checked at stockearning table given above.

What all information can I find in POST earnings?

Contents of Post earnings will include operational expenses, cash flow, Post’s gross revenue, and its net profit. The earnings report also presents brief interpretations regarding opportunities and challenges faced by the company in the reported quarter. Annual earnings date gives reports which include numbers of the entire year. This is glossier, larger and elaborate, which is typically intended for potential investors and current investors. It also includes company’s promotional material regarding its products/services.

What else can I expect in Post earnings dates?

On the date of earnings announcement, you will not just see the data regarding earnings, but also a publication of press releases, which are boiled down in easily consumable data. Press releases on earnings dates are released for investors to see previous quarters’ earnings and their comparison.

When can a detailed Q&A session with top executives be announced?

Stockearning gives you Post earnings dates and investors’ meet and call dates as well. A detailed question and answer round with top executives is lengthy, where media and major shareholders are present. At the end of fiscal, you will get corporate reports, which will include company information and all other financial information.

Why are Post earnings dates important for me?

Post Notable earnings dates are important for you, if you are an investor, potential investor, expert analyst or a professional who engages in trader repositioning. The earnings dates make important data public. After that, there are public conference calls, which are meant for active investors and top corporate leadership.

What is quarterly earnings surprise amount of Post?

You can check quarterly earnings surprise amount for fiscal quarter on Post earnings dates. Watch out Stockearning for earnings dates.

How can I track Post earnings dates?

A tool called earnings calendar can help you to stay ahead of your game. It allows you to track the companies and earnings dates. Earnings calendar enables you to see Post earnings date, reported EPS and earnings forecast.

Which is the most reliable source for finding Post earnings dates?

Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) has a website, SEC.gov, which is the most authoritative source for earnings date of publicly traded companies. Or, you can check Stockearning for Post notable earnings dates.

What is the common time for releasing earnings dates?

Some of the companies are prompt to release their earnings dates at 4 PM EST, while others release them a little later. The companies may choose to announce their earnings dates in pre-market zone, or during trading hours as well.

Why did the company still not release its earnings dates?

A publicly traded company is mandated to release its earnings every quarter. So the investor and stakeholders see the dates every quarter, every two quarters or annually. However, if there is a little delay in announcing earnings dates, the reason could be that the audit hasn’t been completed in time. Either this, or the firm may experience unusual activity like losing its financial data or experiencing a technical glitch, resulting in delay of Post Notable earnings dates.

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