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The 10 Most Volatile Post-Earnings Stocks In The Midst Of One Helluva Streak

April 7, 2016 6:07 pm
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Traders looking for ideas in earnings season might want to consider stocks that move heavily after earnings. A pop — up or down — can lead to short-term profits if the right direction is picked.

Fortunately, Bespoke Investment Group just released a list of the most volatile S&P 500 stocks by average one-day price change after earnings. In other words, these stocks move the most on average following the release of quarterly results.

The full list is below, but let's take it a step further — we'll cherry pick the most volatile names coming off EPS beats (or in-line results) in at least three consecutive quarters. No, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) didn't make the cut, but these names did:

  • Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM): 7 consecutive quarters of EPS beats or meets, 11.7 percent average change after results.
  • Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE: KORS): 3 consecutive quarters, 10.3 percent average change.
  • Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ: PCLN): 6 consecutive quarters, 10 percent average change.
  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG): 3 consecutive quarters, 9.2 percent average change.
  • Harman International Industries Inc. (NYSE: HAR): 3 consecutive quarters, 9 percent average change.
  • SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK): 3 consecutive quarters, 8.2 percent average change.
  • Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS): 5 consecutive quarters, 8.2 percent average change.
  • Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB): 4 consecutive quarters, 8.1 percent change.
  • F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV): 12 consecutive quarters, 8.1 percent change.
  • Under Armour Inc (NYSE: UA): 36 consecutive quarters, 8 percent change.

A special note: Under Armour hasn't missed earnings estimates since the fourth quarter of 2006, the fourth quarter of its existence as a publicly-traded company.

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