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The Most Sensitive Stocks On The Street

The Most Sensitive Stocks On The Street

Quarterly earnings season is certainly an important time of year for all investors, but earnings reports are a lot more impactful for certain stocks than others. For example, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) investors know they likely aren’t in for a big post-earnings move. In the past six quarters, the largest move AT&T made in response to a quarterly report was only a 1.6 percent gain.

For other companies, such as Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), earnings reports are critical. In fact, Netflix has delivered double-digit moves in response to three of its last five earnings reports.

Bespoke's Top 5

But while Netflix investors are buckling their seat belts come earnings season, the stock is still not one of the most volatile earnings movers on the market. Here are the five most volatile earnings stocks along with their average moves on the day following an earnings release, according to Bespoke:

    1. The Rubicon Project Inc (NYSE: RUBI): 17.8 percent.
    2. ChannelAdvisor Corp (NYSE: ECOM): 16.2 percent.
    3. RetailMeNot Inc (NASDAQ: SALE): 15.4 percent.
    4. Yelp Inc (NYSE: YELP): 15.2 percent.
    5. Lendingtree Inc (NASDAQ: TREE): 15.1 percent.

For traders looking for volatility this earnings season, here are the expected reporting dates of the five stocks above:

  • Lendingtree: Thursday (premarket).
  • RetailMeNot: May 2 (premarket).
  • The Rubicon Project: May 2 (after the close).
  • ChannelAdvisor: May 4 (after the close).
  • Yelp: May 4 (after the close).

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