Alcon ALC is set to give its latest quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, 2022-08-09. Here's what investors need to know before the announcement.
Analysts estimate that Alcon will report an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.49.
Alcon bulls will hope to hear the company to announce they've not only beaten that estimate, but also to provide positive guidance, or forecasted growth, for the next quarter.
New investors should note that it is sometimes not an earnings beat or miss that most affects the price of a stock, but the guidance (or forecast).
Past Earnings Performance
Last quarter the company beat EPS by $0.19, which was followed by a 6.95% increase in the share price the next day.
Here's a look at Alcon's past performance and the resulting price change:
|Quarter||Q1 2022||Q4 2021||Q3 2021||Q2 2021|
|Price Change %||6.95%||2.16%||-5.29%||12.19%|
Shares of Alcon were trading at $77.12 as of August 05. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 5.86%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders should be satisfied going into this earnings release.
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