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How Earnings Make Stock Prices Go Up or Down

Company earnings reports do predict market fluctuation and can impact your personal portfolio.

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Many companies quarterly release their sales, revenue, expenses, and other financial data, but what does that mean for you? Well, in some cases it may not be applicable to your particular case, but these earnings reports do predict market fluctuation and can impact your personal portfolio. Today Kate Stalter explains how earning reports impact individual stocks and the many factors that can contribute to stock movement. To learn more about these quarterly reports and how they affect your investments, tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions.

Show Highlights:

  • How earning season works and impacts individual stocks
  • Companies that will publicly release data
  • Why Wallstreet watches these companies closely year-round
  • How quarter estimates are put into practice
  • How institutional investors drive stock price movements
  • What it means when a stock fluctuation meets or doesn’t meet expectations
  • How earnings reports contribute to stocks moving up or down

About the Author

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Kate Stalter

CMO and Senior Financial Advisor

Kate is a Series 65-licensed advisor, has hosted the Daily Stock Analysis and Market Wrap videos on Investors.com, and taught Investor’s Business Daily live seminars. She contributes to Forbes, US News & World Report and TheStreet. Kate’s primary focus is helping clients who face decisions about portfolio allocation, Social Security strategies, insurance needs, estate planning, college funding and all manner of financial questions.

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