Guess? (NYSE:GES) is due with its Q3 results in tonight's after hours session, and analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect the company to report a profit of $0.73 per share on revenue of $654 million.
In the last four years of performance data we have tracked on GES, the stock has added to its earnings-driven extended-hours trade in next-day regular session action in nine of the last 13 quarters.
Looking deeper into the performance data, GES has recorded an earnings-driven gain in the after hours in eight of the 13 quarters tracked in our database. In six of those quarters, or 75% of the time, the stock has added to its upside in the following day's regular session. On the downside, GES has seen five earnings-driven after hours declines, and it just favors widening, adding to its negative trade three times.
- On Aug. 24, 2011, GES declined 4.4% in night trading after beating Q2 expectations but also guiding below Street estimates. The stock added to its downside the next day, closing the Aug. 25 regular session down 6.7%.
- On May 25, 2011, GES soared 12.8% in after-hours trading after blowing past Q1 estimates. The stock narrowed its upside the next day, closing the May 26 regular session up 11.1%.
- On Feb. 16, 2011, GES slumped 4.7% in after-hours trading after beating Q4 estimates but also setting its guidance below the Street view. The stock fell further the next day, closing the Feb. 17 regular session down 14%.
- On Nov. 23, 2010, GES jumped 8% in night trading after blowing past expectations, establishing guidance above the Street view and setting a special $2 per share dividend. The stock added to its upside the following day, closing the Nov. 24 regular session up 10.5%.
- On Aug. 25, 2010, GES dropped 7.8% in evening trading despite beating Q2 expectations. The stock tumbled lower the next day, closing the Aug. 26 regular session down 10.7%.
- On May 27, 2010, GES slumped 7.3% in evening trading after beating Q1 estimates but issuing a disappointing Q2 outlook. The stock cut its downside the following day, closing the May 28 regular session down 0.4%.
- On March 17, 2010, GES advanced 1.4% in after-hours trading after beating Q4 expectations and setting guidance in line to above the Street view. The stock held the same 1.4% advance in the March 18 regular session.
- On Nov. 30, 2009, GES jumped 7.9% in after-hours trading after reporting better-than-expected results and guidance. The stock firmed higher the next day, closing the Dec. 1 regular session up 12.8%.
- On Aug. 26, 2009, GES advanced 2% in after-hours trading after beating on Q2 but guiding mostly lower for its Q3. The stock continued heading higher the next day, closing the Aug. 27 regular session up 10.8%.
- On June 4, 2009, GES advanced 5% in evening trading after reporting better-than-expected results and guidance. The stock ended the June 5 regular session up 5.7%.
- On March 17, 2009, GES dipped 1.9% in after-hours action after beating Q4 estimates and issuing revenue guidance below the Street view. The stock reversed direction the following day, ending the March 18 regular session with a 14.1% gain.
- On Dec. 4, 2008, GES added 1.7% in extended-hours trading after beating Q3 estimates but setting guidance below the Street view. The stock ramped higher the following day, rising 6.4% in the Dec. 5 regular session.
- On Sept. 3, 2008, GES edged up 0.6% in the after-hours after topping Q2 estimates and setting guidance in a range that straddled the Street view. GES ended the Sept. 4 regular session with a 1.2% advance.
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