The average S&P 500 (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 (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 (EL) ranked second with a gain of 17.94%, followed by Citrix Systems (CTXS), Genworth Financial (GNW), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), and Akamai (AKAM). Other notables on the list of earnings season winners include Newell Rubbermaid (NWL), Bank of America (BAC), Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), International Paper (IP), priceline.com (PCLN) and Dow Chemical (DOW).
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Netflix (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 (AVP) was the second worst with a one-day decline of 18.25%, followed by DeVry (DV), Computer Sciences (CSC), Newfield Exploration (NFX), Whirlpool (WHR), AK Steel (AKS), and Amazon.com (AMZN). US Steel (X), Halliburton (HAL), Time Warner (TWC), Kellogg (K), Harley-Davidson (HOG), and Sprint (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!