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Wendys WEN Stock News

Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN)

Wendys is one of the few stocks that are showing strong movement in pre-market activity today, and the movement is for a very good reason. The company reported earnings before the bell today, with EPS coming in ahead of expectations. Today, we’ll talk about what we saw from the earnings report, how the market reacted to the news, and what we can expect to see from WEN moving forward.

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What We Saw From WEN Earnings

As mentioned above, Wendys is having a strong day in the market after reporting its fourth quarter and full year earnings before the opening bell today. Here’s what we saw from the report…

  • Earnings Per Share – In terms of earnings per share, the company did incredibly well. While analysts expected that WEN would produce earnings in the amount of $0.11 per share, the company actually produced earnings in the amount of $0.12 per share.
  • Revenue – When it comes to revenue, Wenydys came in just below what analysts wanted to see. On the revenue front, analysts were expecting to see the company generate $469.2 million. However, WEN actually produced revenue in the amount of $464.4 million.
  • Full Year – With the fourth quarter numbers being in, WEN also reported its full year results. In the year 2015, the company produced $0.49 per share in earnings and a total of $1.87 billion in overall revenue.

How The Market Reacted To The News

Earnings seasons are some of my favorite times of the year. That’s because earnings have an incredible ability to move the needle in the stock market. When earnings are positive, stocks climb and when earnings are negative, stocks sink. In this case, while WEN did slightly miss revenue expectations, it came in ahead on EPS. As a result, we saw strong pre-market activity as the result of investor excitement, pushing the stock up more than 3%. However, as soon as the market opened, investors seemed to be reminded of the top-line revenue miss and the overall conditions of the economy and market, leading to losses. Currently (9:41), WEN is trading at $9.77 per share after a loss of 3.74% so far today.

What We Can Expect To See Moving Forward

Moving forward, I have a bit of a mixed opinion with regard to what we can expect to see from WEN. In the long run, I’m expecting to see strong gains. The company is a great company that is known for fresher foods than other fast food restaurants, which will lead to strong sales and earnings in the long run. However, in the short term, my opinion is a bit bearish. First off, the earnings report could have been better. With the miss on revenue, questions are going to be raised about sales growth. Perhaps more importantly, the global market is struggling, and no stock seems to be immune from the declines. So, there’s strong resistance hanging over Wendys at the moment. All in all, I’m not expecting to see strong movement any time soon. However, in the long run, I have high hopes for WEN.

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Johnson Johnson JNJ Stock News

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson is one of the largest healthcare companies out there. Recently, the company reported earnings, and I have to say it was a bit of a mixed report. Nonetheless, I still have faith in the company. Today, we’ll talk about what we saw from JNJ earnings, how the market reacted to the news, and what we can expect to see from Johnson & Johnson moving forward.

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What We Saw From JNJ Earnings

As mentioned above, Johnson & Johnson recently released its earnings report. Unfortunately, the report sent a bit of a mixed signal. While earnings slightly beat expectations, revenue missed the mark. Here’s what we saw from the report:

  • Earnings – For the quarter, it was expected that Johnson & Johnson would produce earnings per share in the amount of $1.42. However, the company actually reported earnings per share in the amount of $1.44. While earnings came in above expectations, the results were still a bit bitter. After all, this is the second quarter in a row that we saw earnings decline. Nonetheless, coming in ahead of expectations is always positive.
  • Revenue – While earnings came in ahead of expectations, top-line revenue was a miss. For the quarter, analysts expected to see JNJ generate revenue in the amount of $17.9 billion. However, the company actually produced slightly lower, reporting revenue in the amount of $17.8 billion.
  • Guidance – With earnings slightly beating expectations and revenue slightly missing, JNJ needed some positivity. Guidance is where it was found. Analysts are currently expecting Johnson & Johnson to produce full year earnings in the amount of $6.35 per share. However, the company released guidance, stating that it is expecting to generate between $6.43 and $6.58 in earnings per share throughout the year 2016.

How The Market Reacted To The News

When it comes to market movers, there are few that are as effective as earnings reports. However, in this particular case, earnings were a bit mixed.  As a result, we’ve seen mixed activity in the market. In fact, since JNJ reported its earnings, we’ve seen relatively flat movement on the stock. Currently (9:42), JNJ is trading at $103.66 after a minor loss of 0.68% so far today.

What We Can Expect To See Moving Forward

In all reality, I’m not too concerned about the revenue miss. After all, earnings came in ahead of expectations and guidance proved to be positive. Not to mention, JNJ has a strong history of producing incredibly positive earnings reports. In fact, over the past 4 consecutive quarters, the company hasn’t missed expectations once. Another thing worth mentioning here is the sheer size of the product offering at Johnson & Johnson. With an incredible list of products, great management, a strong team, and a history of strong earnings, I’m expecting to see long-run gains from JNJ.

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Google Stock News

Alphabet Inc. (aka Google)(GOOG, GOOGL) is expected to report earnings on Monday, February 1st. The whisper number is $8.27, seventeen cents ahead the analysts’ estimate and showing confidence from the WhisperNumber community. Whispers range from a low of $8.15 to a high of $8.40. Google has a 62% positive surprise history (having topped the whisper in 27 of the 43 earnings reports for which we have data).

Earnings history:

– Beat whisper: 28 qtrs
– Met whisper: 0 qtrs
– Missed whisper: 17 qtrs

Just as we got used to ‘low’ whisper number expectations, Google went ahead and reported two consecutive blow-out quarters. We stated in last quarters article that “after last quarters blow out number (38c ahead of the whisper number) and this years price jump, Google may be looking to start re-living those glory days” (referring to non-stop earnings blow-outs). If they can report another quarter of strong earnings we’ll be there.

Our primary focus is on post earnings price movement. Knowing how likely a stock’s price will move following an earnings report can help you determine the best action to take (long or short). In other words, we analyze what happens when the company beats or misses the whisper number expectation.

The table below indicates the average post earnings price movement within a one and thirty trading day timeframe:

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The strongest price movement of -0.6% comes within five trading days when the company reports earnings that beat the whisper number, and -1.0% within thirty trading days when the company reports earnings that miss the whisper number. The overall average post earnings price move is very limited and ‘negative’ (beat the whisper number and see weakness, miss and see weakness) when the company reports earnings.

The table below indicates the most recent earnings reports and short-term price reaction:

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The company has reported earnings ahead of the whisper number in three of the past four quarters with a whisper number. In the comparable quarter last year the company reported earnings two cents ahead of the whisper number. Following that report the stock realized a 3.5% gain in one trading day. Last quarter the company reported earnings twenty-two cents ahead of the whisper number. Following that report the stock realized a 4.1% loss in one trading day, before turning and seeing a 2.6% gain within twenty trading days. Overall historical data indicates the company to be (on average) a ‘negative’ price reactor when the company reports earnings.

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Celgene CELG Stock News

Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG)

Celgene, like most other biotechnology stocks, is having a rough time in the market today. After the company released a mixed earnings report, the bear tore through the biotechnology sector. Today, we’ll take a look at what we saw from the earnings report, what we’re seeing in the market, and what we can expect to see from CELG moving forward. So, let’s get right to it…

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Celgene Reports Mixed Results

As expected, CELG reported its results for the fourth quarter today before the opening bell. As mentioned above, the Celgene earnings report for the fourth quarter was mixed. Here’s what we saw:

  • Earnings Per Share Unfortunately, in terms of earnings, CELG produced a miss. While analysts expected to see the company report earnings in the amount of $1.02 per share, the company actually reported earnings per share in the amount of $1.00.
  • Top-Line Revenue – While earnings per share proved to be a miss, the company did beat expectations with regard to top-line revenue. For the fourth quarter, analysts expected to see revenue in the amount of $2.5 billion. However, CELG actually reported revenue for the quarter in the amount of $2.6 billion.
  • Guidance – After reporting earnings, CELG also made an announcement with regard to full-year guidance. According to the company, they are expecting to see the same guidance they released earlier. This means that in terms of earnings per share, CELG is expecting to generate between $5.50 and $5.70 for the full year. If this is indeed the case, it will prove to be a growth of 19% year-over-year.

How The Market Reacted To The News

When it comes to things that cause movement in the market, there are few that will cause as big an effect as earnings reports. However, in this particular case, earnings were mixed, so not much movement is expected. In the beginning of the trading session, we saw slight declines. However, as the morning continued, the bears took hold of the biotechnology market and started tearing it apart. As a result, CELG is down quite a bit thus far today. Currently (11:18), the stock is trading at $98.06 after a loss of $4.25 per share or 4.15% so far today.

What We Can Expect To See From CELG Moving Forward

In the case of Celgene, I’m expecting to see overwhelmingly positive news from the stock moving forward. The reality is that CELG has proven over time that it is an incredible company. The company is most well known for Revlimid, as well as several oncology products that include Vidaza, Istodax, Pomalyst, Thalomid, and Abraxane. Each one of these products is showing exceptional sales and generating decent revenue for the company. It’s also worthwhile to mention that CELG has an incredible pipeline. The company currently has 4 prospective treatments that have been submitted to the FDA for approval. Not to mention the vast quantity of other treatments that have already been approved and are in the midst of clinical trials. To look at the entire pipeline, click here; what you will see is one of the most impressive pipelines in the biotech space. All in all, things are looking great for CELG in the long run!

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Facebook (FB) is expected to report earnings on Wednesday, January 27th. The whisper number is $0.71, three cents ahead of the analysts’ estimate and showing confidence from the WhisperNumber community. Whispers range from a low of $0.67 to a high of $0.82. Facebook has a 71% positive surprise history (having topped the whisper in 10 of the 14 earnings reports for which we have data).

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Earnings history:

– Beat whisper: 10 qtrs

– Met whisper: 0 qtrs

– Missed whisper: 4 qtrs

The whisper number has been more accurate than analysts estimates for 92% of all Facebook earnings reports.

Our primary focus is on post earnings price movement. Knowing how likely a stock’s price will move following an earnings report can help you determine the best action to take (long or short). In other words, we analyze what happens when the company beats or misses the whisper number expectation.

The table below indicates the average post earnings price movement within a one and thirty trading day timeframe:

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The strongest price movement of -4.2% comes within twenty trading days when the company reports earnings that beat the whisper number, and -4.0% within twenty trading days when the company reports earnings that miss the whisper number. The overall average post earnings price move is ‘negative’ (beat the whisper number and see weakness, miss and see weakness) when the company reports earnings.

The table below indicates the most recent earnings reports and short-term price reaction:

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The company has reported earnings ahead of the whisper number in one of the past four quarters with a whisper number. In the comparable quarter last year the company reported earnings five cents ahead of the whisper number. Following that report the stock realized an 1.8% loss in five trading days. Last quarter the company reported earnings four cents short of the whisper number. Following that report the stock realized a 4.4% loss in five trading days. Overall historical data indicates the company to be (on average within thirty trading days) a ‘negative’ price reactor when the company reports earnings.

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Corning Incorporated GLW Stock News

Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW)

Corning had a rough day in the market yesterday and investors didn’t seem to expect much leading up to the company’s fiscal Q4 earnings report. However, the company reported earnings early this morning, beating expectations and causing cheer among investors. Today, we’ll take a look at what we saw from earnings, how the market reacted to the news, and what we can expect to see from GLW moving forward. So, let’s get right to it.

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GLW Beats Earnings Expectations For Q4

As mentioned above, GLW released its earnings report for the fiscal fourth quarter in the early morning hours today. While investors expected to see the report, based on the movement we saw from the stock yesterday, no one seemed to be expecting it to be so positive. Here’s what we saw from the Corning earnings report:

  • Earnings Per Share – In the quarter, analysts expected to see GLW produce earnings per share in the amount of $0.32. However, the company actually produced earnings in the amount of $0.34 per share.
  • Top-Line Revenue – Revenue also came in well ahead of expectations. While analysts expected Corning to produce revenue in the amount of $2.33 billion, the company actually reported revenue in the amount of $2.4 billion.

How The Market Reacted To The News

As investors, history has told us that when a company produces positive earnings results, we can expect to see gains in the value of the stock. That’s exactly what we’re seeing from GLW today as investors cheer the positive earnings report the company released. Currently (11:08), the stock is trading at $17.66 per share after a gain of $0.90 per share or 5.37% so far today.

What We Can Expect To See Moving Forward

Moving forward, I have an overwhelmingly positive opinion with regard to what we can expect to see from GLW. Over the past 2 years, the company has beat earnings expectations 6 times, only missing expectations twice over the span. Ultimately, investors are looking for growth, and Corning has proven its ability to do just that. Also, GLW announced that it expects first quarter sales to increase into the low- to mid-single digit range with regard to its optical communications systems. This will drive strong revenue for the company, likely leading to investor excitement and further gains. The company is also expecting to see growth in its life-sciences arm as well.

Aside from what the company is expecting to see in the first quarter, it’s also important to look at factors like investor sentiment. Clearly, following such a strong earnings report, investors are excited about GLW. Since investors are the ultimate deciding factor with regard to price movements in the market, we can expect the incredible investor excitement to lead to further gains for GLW. All in all, things seem to be headed in the right direction for the company.

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Apple (AAPL) is expected to report earnings on Tuesday, January 26th. The whisper number is $3.36, thirteen cents ahead of the analysts’ estimate and showing confidence from the WhisperNumber community. Whispers range from a low of $3.11 to a high of $3.60. Apple has a 71% positive surprise history (having topped the whisper in 50 of the 70 earnings reports for which we have data).

Earnings history:

– Beat whisper: 49 qtrs
– Met whisper: 3 qtrs
– Missed whisper: 18 qtrs

The whisper number has been more accurate than analysts estimates in 80% of earnings reported since 1998.

Our primary focus is on post earnings price movement. Knowing how likely a stock’s price will move following an earnings report can help you determine the best action to take (long or short). In other words, we analyze what happens when the company beats or misses the whisper number expectation.

The table below indicates the average post earnings price movement within a one and thirty trading day timeframe:

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The strongest price movement of +3.4% comes within thirty trading days when the company reports earnings that beat the whisper number, and +8.7% within thirty trading days when the company reports earnings that miss the whisper number. While the strongest price moves are positive, the overall average post earnings price move (through ten trading days) is ‘opposite’ (beat the whisper number and see weakness, miss and see strength) when the company reports earnings.

The table below indicates the most recent earnings reports and short-term price reaction:

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The company has reported earnings ahead of the whisper number in all of the past four quarters with a whisper number. In the comparable quarter last year the company reported earnings forty cents ahead of the whisper number. Following that report the stock realized a 1.9% loss in one trading day. Last quarter the company reported earnings one cent ahead of the whisper number. Following that report the stock realized a 4.8% gain in five trading days before turning and seeing a 9.3% loss in thirty trading days. Overall historical data indicates the company to be an ‘opposite’ price reactor through ten trading days when the company reports earnings, and a ‘positive’ price reactor from twenty to thirty trading days.

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8x8 EGHT Stock News

8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT)

8×8 is having an incredible day in the market following the after hours earnings release we saw from the company yesterday. Given the market reaction, it’s clear that the company beat expectations. Today, we’ll take a look at the earnings report, what we’re seeing in the market as a result, and what we cane expect to see from EGHT moving forward.

EGHT Produces Solid Earnings

As expected, EGHT released their earnings report yesterday after the closing bell. The report was overwhelmingly positive, fueling investor excitement on the stock. Here’s what we saw:

  • Earnings – In terms of earnings, for the quarter, analysts expected EGHT to produce earnings in the amount of $0.02 per share. However, the company more than doubled expectations, producing earnings for the quarter in the amount of $0.05 per share.
  • Revenue – When it comes to revenue, EGHT also blew away expectations. While analysts had expected the company to generate revenue in the amount of $52 million for the quarter, the company actually generated revenue in the amount of $53.20 million, proving a 28.5% year-over-year gain.

As you can see from the data above, investors have a reason to be excited here. After all, when we invest, we invest for growth, and the earnings report from EGHT shows exponential year-over-year growth!

How The Market Reacted To The New

As investors, we’ve learned that when positive earnings reports are released, we can expect to see gains on the stock associated with the report. That’s exactly what we’re seeing from EGHT. Currently (10:29), the stock is trading at $13.01 per share after a gain of $1.85 per share or 16.53% so far today!

What We Can Expect To See From EGHT Moving Forward

Moving forward, I have a relatively bullish opinion with regard to what we can expect to see from EGHT. First and foremost, through producing the positive, the company has proven their ability to grow, which has fueled investor excitement. However, this isn’t the first time the company beat or met expectations. Over the past 4 earnings reports, EGHT has met expectations 3 times and beat them once, proving a strong earnings history.

Aside from earnings, there’s another key reason to be bullish on 8×8. The company’s product is in high demand, and that demand is growing. EGHT focuses on Voice over IP (VoIP) phone systems. These phone systems come with a far lower cost than standard phone systems. Because of that, they are in high demand, both in business and consumer settings. By offering high quality VoIP systems, EGHT is likely to take a decent percentage of the high demand in the industry, leading to further revenue and earnings growth. All in all, things are looking great for the company, and I’m expecting to see gains on the value of its stock.

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Oracle (ORCL) is expected to report earnings on Wednesday, December 16th. The whisper number is $0.63, three cents ahead of the analysts’ estimate and showing confidence from the WhisperNumber community. Whispers range from a low of $0.55 to a high of $0.71. Oracle has a 58% positive surprise history (having topped the whisper in 38 of the 66 earnings reports for which we have data).

Earnings history:

– Beat whisper: 38 qtrs
– Met whisper: 1 qtrs
– Missed whisper: 27 qtrs

Our primary focus is on post earnings price movement. Knowing how likely a stock’s price will move following an earnings report can help you determine the best action to take (long or short). In other words, we analyze what happens when the company beats or misses the whisper number expectation.

The table below indicates the average post earnings price movement within a one and thirty trading day timeframe:

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The strongest price movement of +1.4% comes within ten trading days when the company reports earnings that beat the whisper number, and +3.1% within thirty trading days when the company reports earnings that miss the whisper number. While the strongest price moves are positive, the overall average post earnings price move is ‘as expected’ (beat the whisper number and see strength, miss and see weakness) when the company reports earnings.

The table below indicates the most recent earnings reports and short-term price reaction:

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The company has reported earnings ahead of the whisper number in one of the past four quarters with a whisper number. In the comparable quarter last year the company reported earnings one cent short of the whisper number. Following that report the stock realized a 4.9% gain in five trading days. Last quarter the company reported earnings three cents short of the whisper number. Following that report the stock realized a 5.8% loss in five trading days. Overall historical data indicates the company to be (on average) an ‘as expected’ price reactor when the company reports earnings.

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Macy’s (M) is expected to report earnings on Wednesday, November 10th. The whisper number is $0.55, two cents ahead of the analysts’ estimate and showing confidence from the WhisperNumber community. Whispers range from a low of $0.52 to a high of $0.59. Macy’s has a 70% positive surprise history (having topped the whisper in 14 of the 20 earnings reports for which we have data).

Earnings history:

– Beat whisper: 14 qtrs
– Met whisper: 1 qtrs
– Missed whisper: 5 qtrs

Our primary focus is on post earnings price movement. Knowing how likely a stock’s price will move following an earnings report can help you determine the best action to take (long or short). In other words, we analyze what happens when the company beats or misses the whisper number expectation.

The table below indicates the average post earnings price movement within a one and thirty trading day timeframe:

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The strongest price movement of +2.4% comes within thirty trading days when the company reports earnings that beat the whisper number, and -1.2% within one trading day when the company reports earnings that miss the whisper number. The overall average post earnings price move is ‘as expected’ (beat the whisper number and see strength, miss and see weakness) when the company reports earnings.

The table below indicates the most recent earnings reports and short-term price reaction:

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The company has reported earnings ahead of the whisper number in two of the past four quarters with a whisper number. In the comparable quarter last year the company reported earnings ten cents ahead of the whisper number. Following that report the stock realized a 4.1% gain in five trading days. Last quarter the company reported earnings fifteen cents short of the whisper number. Following that report the stock realized a 22.1% loss in thirty trading day. Overall historical data indicates the company to be (on average within thirty trading days) an ‘as expected’ price reactor when the company reports earnings.

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