Friday, 28 April 2017

Earnings Surprises

Several studies have shown that although earnings surprises are quickly reflected in stock prices most of the time, this is not always the case.

Investors may be able to earn abnormal returns using publicly available earnings information by purchasing stocks of companies that have announced positive earnings surprises.

However, recent evidence has suggested that abnormal returns observed after earnings surprises do not control for transaction costs and risk.

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