The average S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) stock that reported earnings this past earnings season (the Q3 reporting period ended on Tuesday) gained 0.57% on its report day. Below are the S&P 500 stocks that performed the best and the worst on their report days. As shown, Harman (NYSE:HAR) saw the biggest gain on its report day this past season with a one-day gain of 20.55%. An earnings report that bumps up the value of the company by a fifth is pretty impressive! Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) ranked second with a gain of 17.94%, followed by Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS), Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW), Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), and Akamai (NASDAQ:AKAM). Other notables on the list of earnings season winners include Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), International Paper (NYSE:IP), priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN) and Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW).
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Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) was the big loser in the S&P 500 this earnings season. The stock lost a whopping 34.90% on its report day. Avon Products (NYSE:AVP) was the second worst with a one-day decline of 18.25%, followed by DeVry (NYSE:DV), Computer Sciences (NYSE:CSC), Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX), Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), AK Steel (NYSE:AKS), and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). US Steel (NYSE:X), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), Time Warner (TWC), Kellogg (NYSE:K), Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG), and Sprint (NYSE:S) are other notables on the list of earnings season losers. All of these stocks declined by more than 7% on their report days this past season. Better luck next time!