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  • Is Apple Poised To Beat The Whisper Number? [View article]
    Or just a greater fool for dismissing the data?
    Jul 22 06:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Poised To Beat The Whisper Number? [View article]
    $1.28 reported, as expected....too bad you are quick to dismiss viable data, makes one question what else you are missing.
    Jul 22 06:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Poised To Beat The Whisper Number? [View article]
    How does the $1.28 'figure' seem now?
    Jul 22 06:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is IBM Poised To Beat The Whisper Number? [View article]
    That's nice, but what does it mean? What is the UBS track record when they 'reaffirm' a neutral rating on any company let alone IBM? Are thy 100% accurate? 5% accurate? Somewhere in between?
    Jul 21 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is IBM Poised To Beat The Whisper Number? [View article]
    We actually made a similar comment on another article when a person asked 'how does this info help an investor (vs trader)", and that was our reply.
    Jul 18 09:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is IBM Poised To Beat The Whisper Number? [View article]
    Great comment on MAT on the IBM article...

    That aside, we don't make 'predictions' on anything, we do provide expectations and post earnings price movement analysis. And yes, the expectation or MAT was a beat, and the expected price move was positive. The stock has moved against that expectation. We are certainly not hiding it as that information could be found on our free website, in our article posted on Wall St Cheat Sheet, on our Twitter account, our Stocktwits account, and in our StockTalks post here on SA. Is it a 'highlight'? Of course not.

    And there are a few others that have moved against the expectation as well, but again they're out in the public eye as well.

    It's very easy to pick out the one or two or three that moved against the expectations, but its quite foolish to dismiss all the positive data when you do so. Maybe the data isn't for you as it doesn't fit your trading style, but that doesn't mean you need to be a troll and show everyone how 'smart' you are by (supposedly) pointing out a negative with the implication we're 'hiding' it by not making it a 'highlight'. Our information has been and will always be out there *before* the actual earnings are announced on a wide range of forums. And no where do say we're "100% accurate".

    But people like you will always be 100% accurate because you always wait in the shadows, never provide an opinion or outlook, but then jump on the chance after the fact to point out the one or two (or three or four) wrongs or others. Good luck with that.
    Jul 18 08:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is IBM Poised To Beat The Whisper Number? [View article]
    Great insight, thanks...
    Jul 17 02:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Bank Of America Top The Whisper Number This Quarter? [View article]
    Problem is the price reaction, "the strongest price movement of -1.4% comes within one trading day when the company reports earnings that beat the whisper number", and right now we're seeing that take place. And if you look at the first table in the article the average stock price for 30 trading days is basically flat (to negative).
    Jul 16 11:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Intel Poised To Beat The Whisper Number? [View article]
    And that's why we provide expected price reaction - we try to take away focusing on just the 'number', and eliminate some of the 'guess' work of going after a pre-earnings trade, and provide post earnings price movement. Basically, wait and see what the report is, does it beat or miss the whisper, then look at the price movement analysis. And in this case it looks like a miss would have been better than a beat or meet.
    Jul 15 07:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Bank Of America Top The Whisper Number This Quarter? [View article]
    But last quarter's weak earnings really have investors on edge - they have to regain confidence after that debacle as well.
    Jul 15 06:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Intel Poised To Beat The Whisper Number? [View article]
    INTC reports 55 cents, as expected by whispernumber, how do you and the four people that liked your comment like that twaddle?
    Jul 15 04:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Intel Poised To Beat The Whisper Number? [View article]
    Possibly, but our analysis of our data has proven quite accurate over the past 15 years - other potential factors that may (or may not) have influence on post earnings price movement such as guidance (which is subjective) are not taken into consideration. While these factors can be important, the analytical model we use has been very successful without those being considered.
    Jul 15 02:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Intel Poised To Beat The Whisper Number? [View article]
    To an investor looking to add to his current position, it can represent a buying opportunity (after one trading day) if the company reports earnings that beat the whisper number expectation, and the stock sees the expected (but limited pullback) within one trading day. You'll be buying at a low in current trading).

    If the company reports earnings short of the whisper number, you'd want to move quick and add to your position to take advantage of the expected price move within 30 trading days (so that you're adding at what would would be a low in current trading).

    To a trader, its a short term pop if the company reports earnings short of the whisper number and the expected price move occurs.

    (Hope that answers your question, save the immature comments for the yahoo message boards - if an article seems 'worthless' to you move on.)
    Jul 15 11:54 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Earnings Season Myths To Avoid [View article]
    Your first link actually supports Myth #1, not sure how you interpret or see it otherwise as it specifically states "an earnings surprise is going to be met with a market reaction going in the opposite direction of the surprise". In other words, not only is there no supporting evidence evidence that a positive surprise will be met with positive price movement, but its actually the opposite!!

    And while your link #2 does seem to contradict Myth #1, it is not very clear. That article states "When a company beats its estimate now, it is less "surprising." No longer can you assume that every positive earnings surprise will have a positive effect on a stock's price." And yet it goes on to show data that indicates very limited % increases on positive surprises.

    Either way, from our standpoint, Myth #1 still has no consistent and overwhelming evidence against it as being incorrect. It is a myth that when a company reports earnings that beat analysts estimates, the stock will see strength.
    Jul 15 10:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alcoa Whisper Number Showing Limited Confidence [View article]
    You do realize that there are short term traders on SeekingAlpha and that you do not represent the entire community, yes?

    And what would be this so called twenty item analysis you speak of? Did you read the entire article or just jump down to provide some two bit comment?

    "Trading on whispers is a technical play on market psychology, rather than a bet on a company's fundamental strengths."
    Jul 8 04:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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