) is due with its Q4 results in tonight's after-hours session, and
analysts polled by Capital IQ expect the company to report a profit
of $0.88 per share on revenue of $11.12 billion.
The stock catches the eye of longs and shorts as it consistently
sees more aggressive next-day movement off both earnings-driven
gains and declines.
ORCL has seen an earnings-driven after-hours gain in 23 of the
37 quarters MidnightTrader has tracked. In 18 of those quarters,
78% of the time, the stock has added more aggressively to its gain
in the following day's regular session.
On the downside, ORCL has recorded an earnings-driven
after-hours decline in 14 of the 37 quarters tracked. The stock
favors widening in its next-day performance following an evening
decline, adding to its downside 10 times, or 71% of the time, and
reversing direction four times.
Here's the history:
On March 20, 2013, ORCL tumbled 8.1% in after-hours action after
missing Q3 expectations. The stock moved deeper south the next day,
closing the March 21 regular session down 9.6%.
On Dec. 18, 2012, ORCL firmed 1.6% in after-hours trade after
beating Q2 expectations and setting Q3 guidance in line with
estimates. The stock added to its upside the next day, closing with
a 3.7% gain on Dec. 19.
On Sept. 20, 2012, ORCL edged up 0.1% in evening trade after
coming in shy on Q1 revenue but also guiding in-line for its Q2.
The stock added slightly to its upside the next day, rising 0.6% in
the Sept. 21 regular session.
On June 18, 2012, ORCL gained 2.9% in after-hours trade after
topping Q4 expectations and announcing the approval of a share
buyback program for up to an additional $10 billion in stock. The
stock edged just higher the next day, closing the June 19 regular
session up 3.1%.
On March 20, 2012, ORCL advanced 1.3% in night trade after
posting better-than-expected earnings results, in-line revenue, and
guiding for higher Q4 earnings. The stock lost its upside the
following day, closing the March 21 regular session down 2.2%.
On Dec. 20, 2011, ORCL tumbled 9.7% in after-hours trade after
missing on Q2 and setting mixed guidance. The stock headed deeper
into the red the next day, closing the Dec. 21 regular session off
On Sept. 20, 2011, ORCL advanced 3.2% in evening trade after
beating on Q1 and setting mixed guidance for its Q2. The stock
moved higher the following day, closing the Sept. 21 regular
session up 4.2%.
On June 23, 2011, ORCL dropped 4% in night trade despite posting
better-than-expected Q4 results and issuing in-line guidance. The
stock added a sliver more downside the following day, closing the
June 24 regular session down 4.06%.
On March 24, 2011, ORCL advanced 3.7% in after-hours trade after
topping Q3 estimates and setting its Q4 guidance mostly above the
Street view. The stock narrowed its gains the following day, ending
the March 25 regular session up 1.5%.
On Dec. 16, 2010, ORCL gained 3.8% in after-hours trade after
reporting better-than-expected results and guidance. The stock
turned slightly higher the next day, closing the Dec. 17 regular
session up 3.9%.
On Sept. 16, 2010, ORCL jumped 4.5% in evening trade after
beating Q1 expectations and setting Q2 guidance in line with
estimates. The stock leaped higher the following day, closing the
Sept. 17 regular session up 8.3%.
On June 24, 2010, ORCL gained 3.6% in after-hours trade after
beating Q4 expectations and issuing a mixed Q1 outlook. The stock
saw its gain cut back in the following day's regular session,
ending up 1.9% on June 25.
On March 25, 2010, ORCL declined 1.2% in evening trade after
beating Q3 expectations and setting its Q4 outlook in line with the
Street view. It added modestly to its downside the following day,
closing the March 26 regular session down 1.3%.
On Dec. 17, 2009, ORCL firmed 3.9% in evening trade beating Q2
expectations and setting in-line guidance. The stock continued
heading north in the Dec. 18 regular session, ending up 6.3%.
On Sept. 16, 2009, ORCL dropped 2.4% in after-hours action after
the company reported in-line earnings results, missed on revenue
and set guidance in a range that could miss or meet the Street. The
stock added to its negative run the next day, dropping 2.7% by the
Sept. 17 regular session close.
On June 23, 2009, ORCL gained 2.6% in after-hours trade after
beating Q4 expectations and setting its guidance above the Street
view. The stock jumped higher the following day, ending the June 24
regular session up 7%.
On March 18, 2009, ORCL jumped 7.4% in after-hours trade after
the company reported better-than-expected results and guidance. The
stock firmed even higher the next day, closing the March 19 regular
session up 9.7%.
On Dec. 18, 2008, ORCL advanced 3.3% in after-hours trade
despite missing revenue expectations and setting guidance in-line
with Street estimates. The stock firmed higher the following day,
rising 7% in the Dec. 19 regular session.
On Sept. 18, 2008, ORCL gained 5.8% in after-hours trade after
besting the Street's earnings expectations and guiding its outlook
in line with estimates. The stock edged higher the following day,
rising 7% by the close on Sept. 19.
On June 25, 2008, ORCL lost 3.1% in after-hours trade after
topping Q4 expectations and setting its guidance in line with the
Street view. It slid deeper into the red the next day, closing the
June 26 bell-to-bell session down 5%.
On March 26, 2008, the stock fell 8.5% after ORCL reports a
revenue miss. The loss was trimmed slightly, to 7.2% the next
On Dec. 19, 2007, the stock gained 6.5% during evening hours
after ORCL reported in line with Q2 and guides for Q3 in line to
above the Street view. The stock gained 6.4% the next day.
On Sept. 20, 2007, ORCL firmed 0.1% in evening activity after
beating Q1 estimates and forecasting Q2 non-GAAP EPS to be in line
to above expectations. Shares built on those gains and ended the
next day session up 4.4%.
On June 26, 2007, the stock was up 1.1% after guiding higher.
The gain improved to 2.7% the next day.
On March 20, 2007, ORCL edged up 2.8% in after hours when the
company topped Q3 EPS estimates by $0.02. Shares rose further the
next day, ending the regular session up 3.5%.
On December 18, 2006, ORCL eased 2.4% in night trade after
mostly in line Q2 results and Q3 EPS guidance. The shares fell
further the next day, closing the regular session down 4.5%.
On Sept. 19, 2006, shares jumped 13.1% in the evening hours
after the company beat with Q1 results and offered favorable
comments on Q2 in its conference call. The gain was reined in just
slightly the next day although the issue still posted an 11.1%
On June 22, 2006, shares nosed up just 0.4% in the evening hours
after the company reported Q4 non-GAAP EPS of $0.29 per share, a
penny better than the Street view. Revenue was $4.9 billion, vs.
the FC mean of $4.73 billion. The gain expanded to 3.9% the next
On March 20, 2006, ORCL lost 3.5% in evening trade despite
reporting better-than-expected Q3 results and guiding Q4 in line
with forecasts. The shares regained some of their losses the
following day, ending the regular session down 0.7%.
On December 15, 2005, ORCL lost 2.6% in night trade after
reporting Q2 results in line with expectations. The shares trimmed
their losses the next day, closing the regular session down only
ORCL declined 4.3% the night of Sept. 22, 2005 after the company
reported in-line Q1 earnings, revenue just shy of Street estimates,
and guided Q2 revenue below the then-current analyst consensus. The
stock was hammered lower on Sept. 23, losing 7.9% by the close.
ORCL advanced 5% in the June 29 pre-market session after the
company beat Street expectations and guided in-line to higher. The
stock saw slightly more aggressive action between the bells, ending
the day up 5.7%.
ORCL lost 1.5% the night of March 22, 2005 after the company
beat expectations and guided higher. It turned slightly to the
plus-side on March 23, rising a slim 0.1% between the bells.
Prior to the March 22-23 timeframe the stock had been a
consistent wider mover between the sessions, posting more
aggressive next-day regular session trade in its previous four
Back on Dec. 13, 2004 ORCL added 6.9% in pre-market trade after
the company topped expectations. The stock soared in regular
session action, closing the Dec. 13 regular session up 10.1%.
On Sept. 14, 2004 ORCL advanced 3.7% in after-hours trade after
the company beat Street estimates and guided in-line. More
aggressive buying greeted the issue the following day as ORCL
closed the Sept. 15 bell-to-bell session up 7.4%.
On June 15, 2004 the company beat expectations and issued
in-line guidance, and the stock slid 2.1% in that night's
after-hours. It closed the next day's regular session down 3%.
On March 11, 2004 ORCL reported results in line with
expectations and ended the after-hours session down 0.4%. It
followed that move with a decline of 1.6% by the close of the March
12 regular session.
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