The third quarter earnings season is over now that Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) has reported. The average one-day change of the 2,158 US stocks that reported this season was -0.20%, so stocks as a whole reacted negatively on their report days. Below is a list of the best and worst performing stocks on their report days this season.
As shown, K-Swiss (NASDAQ:KSWS) barely beat out GMX Resources (GMXR) as the earnings season winner with a one-day gain of 35.53%. GMXR gained 35.42%. Two other stocks posted gains of more than 30% on their report days as well - Big 5 Sports (NASDAQ:BGFV) and Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF). Some other notables on the list of earnings season winners include Taser (NASDAQ:TASR), AOL (NYSE:AOL), TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB).
THQ Inc (THQI) was the biggest loser this earnings season when it got cut in half on November 6th. Active Network (NYSE:ACTV) was the second worst with a decline of 41.66%, followed by BioCryst Pharma (NASDAQ:BCRX) at -40.35%. Some other well known stocks that were big losers this season include Western Union (NYSE:WU), Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN), New York Times (NYSE:NYT), Tempur Pedic (NYSE:TPX) and Zillow (NASDAQ:Z).