Earnings

Walmart Earnings: Will Ecommerce Drive Results Again? November 13, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Walmart Inc reports third-quarter earnings before market open on Thursday, November 15. WMT has been heavily investing in expanding its ecommerce, which has weighed on recent quarterly results. Here’s a look at what might be expected from its Q3.

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Home Depot Earnings: Can Company Follow Up Strong Q2 Results? November 12, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Home improvement retailer Home Depot reports third-quarter earnings before market open on Tuesday, November 13. Here’s a look at what might be expected from its quarterly report. SEO Title: Home Depot Earnings Preview: What Might Be Expected for Q3?

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Disney Earnings Coming Up, Streaming and Fox Assets in Focus November 8, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Entertainment conglomerate Walt Disney Company (DIS) reports fourth-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Thursday, Nov. 8. As DIS integrates the assets it bought from Fox, here’s a look at what might be expected from its quarterly report.

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ATVI Management Deals with Diablo Fallout Ahead of Q3 Earnings November 7, 2018 11:32 AM   |  

Gaming giant Activision Blizzard reports third-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Thursday, Nov. 8. Here’s a look at what might be expected from its quarterly results.

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Eli Lilly Earnings Preview: New Drugs and New LOEs November 5, 2018 11:46 AM   |  

Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly (LLY) reports third-quarter earnings before market open on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Here’s a look at what’s been going on at the healthcare company and what might be expected from its quarterly results.

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Alibaba Earnings Preview: Will China Concerns Weigh on Tomorrow’s Results? November 1, 2018 12:03 PM   |  

China tech giant Alibaba reports earnings before market open Friday, Nov. 2. Here’s a look at what might be expected from the company’s second-quarter results.

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Energy Prices Continue to Recover in 2018, XOM and CVX Can’t Say the Same November 1, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Energy supermajors ExxonMobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) are scheduled to report earnings before market open on Friday, Nov. 2. Here’s a look at what might be expected from their quarterly results.

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Apple Earnings Could Play Into Market Sentiment This Week October 31, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Following its two product launch events where it unveiled new iPhones and other products, tech giant Apple’s next event is its earnings report on Thursday, Nov. 1. Here’s a look at what might be expected from AAPL’s quarterly results.

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General Motors Earnings: Honda Invests in Cruise as Q3 Deliveries Slump October 30, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Automaker General Motors (GM) reports third-quarter earnings before market open on October 31. Here’s a look at what’s been going on at the company and what might be expected from its quarterly report.

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October Markets: Volatility Amid Geopolitics, Interest Rates and Earnings October 30, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

The October's stock saw volatile trading that had investors on a rock ride as earnings season got underway. The Nasdaq plunged into correction territory in a sudden late-month slide.

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Facebook Sitting at 52-Week Lows Ahead of Tomorrow’s Earnings Report October 29, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Social media company Facebook reports earnings after market close on Tuesday, October 30. Here’s a look at what might be expected from its third-quarter report.

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Alphabet Earnings Preview: Google TAC, Other Revenues and Waymo October 25, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Tech giant Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) reports third-quarter earnings after market close on Thursday, Oct. 25. Here’s a look at what might be expected from the company’s report.

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Upcoming Earnings: Ecommerce Giant Amazon Reports Tomorrow October 24, 2018 12:00 PM   |  

Ecommerce and cloud computing company Amazon reports earnings after market close on Thursday, Oct. 25. Here’s a look at what might be expected from the tech giant’s quarterly results.

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AMD Earnings Preview: High Expectations Ahead of Today’s Results October 24, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Chipmaker AMD reports earnings after market close on Wednesday, October 24. With the stock still up substantially in 2018, here’s a look at what might be expected from the company’s upcoming report.

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Earnings Preview: Microsoft To Report Tomorrow, Cloud Divisions In Focus October 23, 2018 11:27 AM   |  

Software and computing giant Microsoft reports earnings after market close on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Here’s a look at what might be expected from its quarterly results.

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Cars and Planes: Boeing Reports Before Tomorrow’s Open, Ford After the Close October 23, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Aerospace and defense giant Boeing and automaker Ford report earnings on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Here’s a look at what might be expected from their quarterly reports.

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Industrial Earnings Ahead: Caterpillar to Report Tomorrow Morning October 22, 2018 1:57 PM   |  

Industrial giant Caterpillar reports earnings this week. Here’s a look at what might be expected from the heavy equipment maker’s quarterly report.

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Business as Usual For Verizon During Q3, While AT&T Adds Time Warner October 22, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Telecom companies Verizon Communications and AT&T report earnings this week. Here’s a look at what might be expected from their quarterly reports.

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Option Spread Order Entry: Options for Earnings October 18, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn the thinkorswim platform's Order Entry tool and how multi-leg trades, or option spreads, can make sense for qualified traders during earnings season.

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IBM Looks To Avoid Return to Revenue Declines in Today’s Earnings October 16, 2018 11:14 AM   |  

Legacy tech company IBM reports third-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday, October 16. Here’s a look at what might be expected from Big Blue’s report.

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United Airlines Earnings: Will Rising Jet Fuel Prices Crimp Profits? October 16, 2018 11:13 AM   |  

United Airlines reports third-quarter earnings after the market closes on Tuesday, October 16. Here’s a look at what might be expected from the airline group’s quarterly results.

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Netflix Streams Q3 Earnings After Tuesday’s Close October 15, 2018 12:00 PM   |  

Video streaming giant Netflix reports third-quarter earnings after market close on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Here’s a look at what might be expected from its quarterly report.

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Bank of America Kicks off Next Round of Bank Earnings Monday October 12, 2018 11:45 AM   |  

Bank of America (BAC) reports earnings before market open on Monday, October 15. Here’s a look at what might be expected from the big bank’s quarterly report.

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How to Navigate High Volatility Stocks in the October Marketplace October 12, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Is October the spookiest month for stocks? Learn about the history of October volatility, plus things to consider in 2018, such as global economics, corporate earnings, and an election in the U.S.

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Earnings Season Gets Underway With JPM, WFC and C on Friday October 11, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Earnings season kicks off with reports from JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup on Friday, Oct. 12. Here’s a look at what’s been going on at the big banks and what might be expected from their quarterly reports.

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Nike Earnings: Will North American Growth Stay on Track? September 24, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Nike reports earnings after market close on Tuesday, Sept. 25, with its stock just shy of all-time highs. Here’s a look at what might be expected from the athletic giant’s results.

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Oracle Earnings Preview: All Eyes on the Cloud September 17, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Oracle reports earnings after market close on Monday, September 17. Here’s a look at what might be expected from the tech giant’s quarterly report.

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Apple Launches New iPhones as Tech Giants Vie for Smartphone Market September 14, 2018 12:55 PM   |  

Apple unveiled its newest iPhones on September 12. Over the past several years, multiple tech giants have expanded into the smartphone market. Read more about it here.

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August Markets: Earnings Deliver, Turkey Enters Geopolitical Fray August 30, 2018 5:00 AM   |  

Geopolitical issues flared up again in August with Turkey’s potential currency crisis. Concerns over the headlines were seemingly tempered by strong earnings reports.

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September’s Market Outlook: A Blend of Potentially Higher Rates and Politics August 22, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

In August, the Fed left rates unchanged and earnings season overall didn’t disappoint. What might be in store for September?

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Basics of Investing in Stocks: What is a Stock? July 31, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

New to stock investing? Learn the basics of stocks, earnings, dividends, and how a stock’s value is determined.

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July Markets: Geopolitics – Earnings Tug of War Continues July 30, 2018 5:00 AM   |  

July seemed to be a repeat of what investors have experienced for much of 2018: geopolitical news and earnings competing for attention. By the end of the month, strong corporate numbers appeared to have the edge, at least for now.

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August’s Market Outlook: Earnings vs. Trade Standoff July 17, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

July seemed to be a repeat of past months where market focus shifted between geopolitical headlines and corporate and economic data. Could this continue in August? Learn about upcoming market events and what to watch for in the coming month.

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Retail Sector Outlook: Sales Improved in May, Consumer Sentiment Seems Strong July 11, 2018 12:03 PM   |  

Performances have been mixed across the retail sector in 2018. Here’s a look at what’s been going on in the sector ahead of upcoming earnings reports.

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Energy Sector Outlook: Economic Growth, OPEC and Geopolitical Tensions July 9, 2018 4:15 PM   |  

The energy sector has been helped by a sustained recovery in oil prices in 2018. Here’s a look at what’s been going on in the sector ahead of upcoming Q2 earnings reports.

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Health Care Sector Outlook: A Look at What’s Been Going on Ahead of Q2 Reports July 9, 2018 12:50 PM   |  

Major companies in the health care sector report earnings over the next several weeks. Here’s a look at what’s been going on in the sector ahead of Q2 earnings reports.

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Financial Sector Outlook: Trade Spats, the Yield Curve and Economic Growth July 3, 2018 12:26 PM   |  

Earnings are coming with the biggest banks in the financial sector reporting in a few weeks. Here’s a look at what’s been going on in the sector recently and what analysts expect for Q2 earnings.

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Deere in Headlights: Miss on Earnings, China Trade Talks Take Center Stage May 18, 2018 4:05 AM   |  

Deere earnings, along with U.S. and China trade talks, are among the items in focus as the week draws to a close. Oil prices and Treasury yields remain in the spotlight, as well.

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Straddles and Strangles: Basic Volatility, Magnitude Strategies October 31, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how option straddles and strangles can give you exposure to implied volatility.

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Earnings Calendar Tool to Help Investors Navigate Earnings Season October 30, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

With the earnings calendar tools available on the TD Ameritrade thinkorswim Platform, you can be in the know when it comes to the earnings season.

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Global Diversification Strategy Could Be Served By Thinking Local October 25, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Having global exposure can sound complicated. But you may already be exposed to global economic trends if you're invested in major U.S. stocks.

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Market Maker Move: A Handy Way to Monitor Possible Price Fluctuations September 21, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Find market maker moves when researching trades with earnings announcements. Just use this handy TD Ameritrade thinkorswim® trading platform tool.

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Earnings Moves: When Being Below Average Might Be a Good Thing July 27, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how to spot potential trade candidates by assessing straddle price versus average earnings moves.

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Ask the Geek: Add a Fundamental Twist July 24, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Stay on top of profitability data using a fundamental filter in the Earnings Watchlist from thinkorswim®, and the new Earnings data set in the Analyze tab.

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Swim Lessons: Trading Options During Earnings Season July 6, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn some of the option trading alternatives you can use during earnings season.

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Looking to Limit Stock Risk? Popping a Collar Is an Option May 18, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how a collar strategy—a covered call and a protective put—might be a cost-effective way to limit risk.

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Taking a Spirited Look at the Booze Industry? Here are a Few Thoughts April 21, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Thinking of some liquid assets for your portfolio? Booze stocks may fit the bill.

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Swim Lessons: Brush Up On Your Greeks This Earnings Season April 20, 2017 4:00 AM   |  

The sensitivity of option prices to changes in time, volatility, and the price of the underlying are commonly referred to as “Greeks.” Here is an overview of

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Looking for a Soft Landing? Try an Iron Condor to Trade Earnings April 13, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how an trading an iron condor can be an effective options strategy during earnings season.

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Fine-Print Focus: A Deeper Earnings Dive for Long-Term Investors April 3, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Long-term investors may be tempted to gloss over the minutiae, but the small print can often tell a company’s story. Learn some of the terms to know and why.

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New Earnings Features on thinkorswim November 28, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

thinkorswim has developed a new interface dedicated to researching the effects that earnings announcements have on securities and derivatives pricing

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Data Deluge: Using Economic Reports to Inform Your Trading Plan September 14, 2016 10:21 AM   |  

Investors feeling flooded by all the data generated every day may want to try a new tool that puts all the numbers in one place for comparison and easier unde

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Earnings Report: What Metrics Should You Be Checking? August 16, 2016 1:50 PM   |  

Feeling confused by pages of tiny numbers in a company’s earnings report? Here are three metrics investors can easily find in quarterly data.

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Events and Options: Are Long Straddles Risky Around Earnings? July 19, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Can a long straddle options strategy be used around earnings announcements or other market-moving events?

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Options Trading Game Plan for Earnings and Elections July 11, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Earnings season is upon us again and the elections are right around the corner. Learn options strategies to trade earnings season and the upcoming elections.

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Implied Volatility: Spotting High Vol and Aligning Your Options June 16, 2016 12:01 AM   |  

Learn the difference between implied and historical volatility, and find out how to align your options trading strategy with the right volatility exposure.

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Volatility Update: VIX Slips and the S&P Eyes New Highs April 21, 2016 2:00 AM   |  

The month of April started with a lot of ups and downs for the equities market, but the underlying tone of trading turned positive once again last week.

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Navigating Earnings Season with Weeklys Option Strategies March 31, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Earnings season offers a unique opportunity to participate in some of a stock’s most active and volatile periods of the year.

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Consider Calendar Spreads to Help Navigate Earnings Season January 6, 2016 7:01 PM   |  

Long calendar spreads allow traders to hedge for volatility risk, especially to navigate earnings season or other corporate news events.

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Tools of the Trade (Earnings Trade That Is) November 23, 2015 8:20 AM   |  

Earnings—a quarterly company check-up— are one of the most important “known” events that allow traders to align a strategy on the thinkorswim platform.

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All the Right Option Moves: Take the Improv Out of Earnings June 10, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Consider straddle/strangle swaps to better position for earnings. Use option strategies and charting tools to help navigate these vexing volatility events.

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Cash Is King: Follow the Money Flow to Begin Your Stock Analysis June 3, 2015 8:01 PM   |  

Use easy-to-find company cash flow data as you survey stock investments. It’s a basic, fundamental measure of potential earnings and dividend growth.

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Size Up Option Straddles for a Reading on Earnings Volatility May 20, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Check out short-term options pricing to gain a sense of how the underlying stock could move around an earnings release. You can track straddles or use the TD

3 min read  |  Option Trading Basics
Want a Weekly Option? Learn Why Weeklys Trading Is Booming April 2, 2015 5:00 AM   |  

Weekly options were introduced by the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 2005. Now they’re all the rage, especially as more traders use them to position for earnings releases.

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Tune In: Corporate Conference Calls after Quarterly Earnings April 13, 2014 9:43 AM   |  

Quarterly earnings calls, a routine practice for most U.S. corporations, can be a rich source of insight and ideas for investors.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Market Maker Move: A Coiled Spring Indicator for Traders July 1, 2013 5:38 PM   |  

If you like to trade earnings and swing for the fences, you need to check out the feature in thinkorswim® that can clue you into potential moves.

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