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Longs Hold Slight Historical Advantage Trading NetApp off Earnings-Driven After-Hours Moves


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NetApp ( NTAP ) is slated to release its fiscal Q2 results after the close today, and analysts polled by Capital IQ are expecting the company to post a profit of $0.69 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.

NTAP is a mixed performer, having reversed its after-hours move the next day in 29 of the last 57 earnings events and widened its move in the other quarters. In two quarters it maintained the same after-hours decline into the next-day's regular session close.

Looking deeper into the performance data, NTAP has recorded an earnings-driven after-hours decline in 32 of the 57 quarters MT Newswires has tracked. It has reversed direction or narrowed in the following regular session in 17 of those events, or 53% of the time. On the plus side, NTAP has recorded an earnings-driven after-hours gain in 25 of the 57 quarters we've followed, adding to its evening movement in next-day action in 13 quarters, or about 52% of the time.

On Aug. 16, 2017, NTAP dipped 1.5% in after-hours trade despite beating Q1 expectations and setting Q2 guidance straddling the Street consensus. The stock tumbled lower the next day, closing the Aug. 17 regular session down 6.7%.

On May 24, 2017, NTAP declined 3% in night trade after posting better-than-expected Q4 results but also issuing Q1 earnings guidance below the Street consensus. The stock reversed direction the next day, ending the May 25 regular session up 3.5%.

On Feb. 15, 2017, NTAP gained 5.2% in after-hours trade after topping Q3 Street expectations and setting Q4 guidance in-line to above the analyst consensus. The stock narrowed its gains the next day, closing the Feb. 16 regular session up 4.2%.

On Nov. 16, 2016, NTAP advanced 10.4% in night trade after beating Q2 consensus estimates and guiding its Q3 mostly above the Street view. The stock narrowed its gains the next day, closing the Nov. 17 regular session up 6.2%.

On Aug. 17, 2016, NTAP gained 5.5% in after-hours trade after topping Q1 Street estimates and setting in-line guidance for its Q2. The stock soared the next day, closing the Aug. 18 regular session up 17.4%.

On May 25, 2016, NTAP declined 6.7% in night trade after missing Q4 expectations and issuing a mixed outlook. The stock narrowed its declines the following day, closing the May 26 regular session down 2.4%.

On Feb. 17, 2016, NTAP firmed 1.4% in evening trade after beating Q3 EPS estimates, missing on revenue, and setting Q4 guidance mostly below Street expectations. It added modestly to its gains the next day, closing the Feb. 18 regular session, up 1.6%.

On Nov. 18, 2015, NTAP edged up 0.8% in after-hours trade after topping Q2 earnings expectations and setting in-line Q3 guidance. It reversed direction the next day, closing the Nov. 19 regular session down 0.2%.

On Aug. 19, 2015, NTAP gained 6.4% in night trade after posting better-than-expected Q1 results and Q2 guidance. The stock narrowed its upside in the Aug. 20 regular session, closing up 3.4%.

On May 20, 2015, NTAP declined 8.4% in after-hours trade after missing Q4 Street estimates and guiding its Q1 below the consensus. The stock was hit for added declines the next day, closing the May 21 regular session off 10%.

On Feb. 11, 2015, NTAP shed 5.5% in night trade after missing Q3 expectations and setting its Q4 view below the Street consensus. The stock moved lower the following day, ending the Feb. 12 regular session down 7.2%.

On Nov. 12, 2014, NTAP declined 3.1% in after-hours trade after beating Q2 earnings estimates, meeting on revenue, and setting mixed Q3 guidance. The stock narrowed its downside slightly on Nov. 13, ending down 2.9%.

On Aug. 13, 2014, NTAP clawed 0.3% higher in night trade after topping Q1 expectations and setting Q2 guidance in a range that straddled the Street consensus. The stock jumped higher the next day, ending the Aug. 14 regular session up 5.2%.

On May 21, 2014, NTAP edged down 0.2% in after-hours trade after beating Q4 estimates, but setting its Q1 outlook below expectations. The stock reversed direction the next day, ending the May 22 regular session up 4.8%.

On Feb. 12, 2014, NTAP declined 3.5% in night trade after beating Q3 earnings expectations and setting its Q4 revenue view below estimates. The stock maintained the same 3.5% decline into the Feb. 13 regular session close.

On Nov. 13, 2013, NTAP dipped 0.5% in after-hours trade after missing on Q2 revenue, beating on earnings, and setting its Q3 guidance mostly below the Street view. The stock held that same 0.5% drop into the Nov. 14 regular session.

On Aug. 14, 2013, NTAP declined 3.7% in night trade after coming in shy on Q1 revenue, beating on EPS, and setting its Q2 guidance in a range that straddled the Street view. The stock cut the bulk of its declines the next day, closing the Aug. 15 regular session down 0.7%.

On May 21, 2013, NTAP gained 2.5% in after-hours trade after coming in shy of Q4 revenue estimates, beating by a penny on EPS, and guiding its Q1 below Street expectations. The stock narrowed its upside the next day, closing the May 22 regular session up 1.7%.

On Feb. 13, 2013, NTAP declined 2% in night trade after topping Q3 expectations. The stock reversed direction the next day, ending up 0.1% in the Feb. 14 regular session.

On Nov. 14, 2012, NTAP gained 10.6% in after-hours trade after beating on Q2 and setting in-line guidance. The stock added modestly to its upside the next day, ending the Nov. 15 regular session up 11.2%.

On Aug. 15, 2012, NTAP advanced 5.2% in evening trade after beating on Q1 EPS and setting in-line guidance. The stock narrowed its upside the next day, closing the Aug. 16 regular session up 3.8%.

On May 23, 2012, NTAP plummeted 18.6% in after-hours trade after beating on Q4 but also setting its Q1 view below the Street. The stock narrowed its downside the next day, ending the May 24 regular session off 12.3%.

On Feb. 15, 2012, NTAP advanced 8% in night trade after meeting on Q3 and setting Q4 guidance in a range that straddled the Street view. The stock cut its gains modestly the next day, closing out the Feb. 16 regular session up 7.1%.

On Nov. 16, 2011, NTAP slumped 7.1% in after-hours action after beating on Q2 EPS but also setting its Q3 outlook below estimates. The stock fell further the next day, closing the Nov. 17 regular session down 12.3%.

On Aug. 17, 2011, NTAP tumbled 11.8% in after-hours trade after posting weaker-than-expected revenue results and guidance. The stock was hit for additional declines the next day, closing the Aug. 18 regular session down 14%.

On May 25, 2011, the stock rose 4% after an earnings and guidance beat. The stock rose a stronger 6.9% the next day.

On Feb. 16, 2011, NTAP dropped 3.9% in evening trade after posting weaker-than-expected Q3 sales and setting Q4 EPS guidance below expectations. The stock headed deeper south in the Feb. 17 regular session, ending down 6.4%.

On Nov. 17, 2010, NTAP firmed 1.6% in after-hours trade after beating Q2 expectations and setting mixed guidance for Q3. The stock soared higher the following day, closing the Nov. 18 regular session up 7.8%.

On Aug. 18, 2010, NTAP declined 4.7% in after-hours trade after beating Q1 estimates and issuing mixed Q2 guidance. The Stock reversed direction the next day, closing the Aug. 19 regular session up 3.5%.

On May 26, 2010, the stock gained 6.1% after an earnings, guidance beat. Shares jumped 17.7% the next day.

On Feb. 17, 2010, NTAP advanced 3.3% in evening trade after reporting better-than-expected results and guidance. The stock lost its gain the following day, ending the Feb. 18 regular session down 1.2%.

On Nov. 18, 2009, NTAP was up 3.6% during evening trading after a Q2 beat and Q3 guidance in line to above Street view. Shares rose 4% the next day.

On Aug. 19, 2009, NTAP slumped 4.8% in evening trade despite topping quarterly expectations. It headed deeper in the red the following day, closing the Aug. 20 regular session down 5.8%.

On May 20, 2009, NTAP dipped 2% in evening trade after reporting a year-over-year decline in profits. The stock found firmer footing the following day, turning around to post a 3.1% gain in the May 21 regular session.

On Feb. 11, 2009, the stock fell 7.5% during evening trading after NTAP reported in line with EPS but missed with revenue. Shares rebounded to close up 7.8% the next day.

On Nov. 12, 2008, NTAP advanced 5.3% in after-hours trade after beating Q2 expectations. The stock added to its upside in the Nov. 13 regular session, rising 16.8% by the closing bell.

On Aug. 13, 2008, the stock fell 4.2% during evening trading after reporting a revenue beat, a match on earnings and in line guidance. The loss was trimmed just slightly the next day, to 4%.

On May 21, 2008 the stock dropped 10.8% during evening trading after missing with EPS. The loss was more than halved, to 4.6%, the next day.

On Feb. 13, 2008, NTAP declined 2.4% in after-hours trade after beating on Q3 but also setting Q4 guidance below expectations. The stock headed even lower the next day, closing out the Feb. 14 regular session down 5.8%.

On Nov. 14, 2007, NTAP declined 1.3% in evening trade after reporting better-than-expected results and guidance. It added to its downside the following day, losing 1.5% by the closing bell on Nov. 15.

On Aug 15, 2007, NTAP gained 5% in night trade after beating Q1 estimates and forecasting Q2 in line to above Street views. It also announced a stock buyback. However, shares lost some ground and closed the next day session up 4.6%.

On May 23, 2007, the stock cratered 19.6% in the evening hours after reporting in line with EPS but guiding lower. The loss was reined in somewhat the next day, when shares ended down 16.5%.

On Feb. 14, 2007, NTAP eased 2.8% in night trade despite beating Q3 expectations. However, shares bounced back and ended the next day session up 4.9%.

On Nov. 15, 2006, NTAP slipped 0.03% in the evening session after reporting ahead of the Street and offering upbeat guidance. Shares rebounded to gain 5.1% the next day.

On Aug. 16, 2006, the stock fell 2.1% in the after hours session after the company topped Q1 estimates and guided above the Street view. The loss was pared to just 0.1% by close of trading the next day.

On May 24, 2006, NTAP dipped 0.2% in after hours despite beating Q4 revenue and meeting sales estimates. The company also guided mostly higher. The shares eased slightly more the next day, ending the regular session down 0.3%.

On February 15, 2006, NTAP jumped 10.6% in night trade after beating Q3 estimates and issuing guidance that was mostly above expectations. The shares, though, eased back slightly the next day, ending the regular session up 7.7%.

On Nov. 16, 2005, NTAP advanced 4.1% in evening trade after the company topped Q2 expectations and guided its full year outlook above estimates. It firmed for a 4.8% gain in the Nov. 17 regular session.

On Aug. 17, 2005, NTAP gained 7.2% after topping Q1 estimates and guiding FT EPS above expectations. It narrowed its upside in the Aug. 18 regular session, rising only 2.3%.

On May 24, 2005, NTAP fell 6% after hours after beating Street revenue targets and matching on EPS. Its volatility was curbed in the May 25 regular session, when it closed down 4.8%.

The stock tumbled 11.8% the night of Feb. 15, 2005 after the company beat estimates but set its outlook short of expectations. It narrowed its downside the following day, closing the Feb. 16 regular session down 7.6%.

NTAP jumped 10.5% the night of Nov. 16, 2004 after the company reported better-than-expected results and set its FY05 EPS outlook ahead of Street estimates. The stock closed out the Nov. 17 regular session up a more robust 18.1%.

NTAP beat expectations and guided its revenue outlook higher the night of Aug. 17, 2004 and the stock ran up 8.1% in after-hours trade. It closed the next day's regular session up 13.2%.

On May 18, 2004 NTAP dipped 6% in night trade on strong results and guidance and followed that move with a 6.7% decline in the following day's bell-to-bell action.

On Feb. 17, 2004 NTAP bested the Street view and guided higher. It rose 9.3% in night trade, only to see some narrowing the next day, adding 6.1%.

Back on Nov. 18 of 2003, NTAP declined 6% in after-hours trade on in-line results. It lost 9.2% in the Nov. 19 regular session.

Finally, on Aug. 19, 2003, NTAP jumped 12.8% in after-hours trade on better-than-expected results and guidance. It climbed 15.6% in the Aug. 20 regular session.

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This article appears in: Investing , Investing Ideas
Referenced Symbols: NTAP


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