Earnings season starts this evening with Alcoa's (AA) quarterly report after the close. Arm yourself this earnings season with our comprehensive Interactive Earnings Report Database. We take earnings analysis to the next level by not only highlighting how the actual reports compare to analyst estimates, but also how the stock price reacted to the report. Users of this database can easily find how a stock or basket of stocks typically reacts to earnings in order to prepare themselves throughout earnings season. Traders can also see how stocks react after gapping up or down on earnings to develop trade ideas. If IBM opens down $2 on earnings, what does the stock typically do next? This database can answer that question and much more for the majority of US stocks that will report this season.
Below is a snapshot of how Alcoa looks when its historical earnings reports are pulled up in the database. As shown, Alcoa has only beaten earnings estimates 41% of the time going back to 2002. The stock has also averaged a decline of 1.39% on all of its report days over this time period. Clearly, Alcoa struggles on earnings, so it should be no surprise if it struggles again after its release this evening. The surprise will be if it actually goes up on the news.