) is due with its Q4 results after the close tonight, and analysts
polled by Capital IQ expect the company to report a profit of $0.42
per share on revenue of $1.64 billion.
SYMC is favoring a widening pattern in its post-earnings share
performance. Shares have outpaced their extended-hours move in 24
of the last 40 quarterly reports, or about 60% of the time.
Longs will see the issue has gained in 24 instances following
earnings news, widening that move in next-day trading 11 times, or
46% of the time.
The clearer pattern has developed during negative responses to
earnings news. The stock has declined in response to earnings 16
times, extending that move the following day 13 times, or 81% of
On Jan. 29, 2014, SYMC dropped 1.7% in after-hours trade after
beating on Q3 and setting its FY 2014 view above expectations. The
stock was hit with more declines the following day, ending the Jan.
30 regular session off 7.3%.
On Oct. 23, 2013, SYMC declined 12.7% in night trade after
posting mixed Q2 results and setting its Q3 guidance below the
Street view. The stock maintained the same 12.7% decline by the
close on Oct. 24.
On July 30, 2013, SYMC advanced 3.7% in evening trade after
beating Q1 estimates. The stock jumped higher in the July 31
regular session, ending up 9.5%.
On May 7, 2013, SYMC dropped 5.8% in after-hours trade despite
topping Q4 expectations. The stock cut its downside the next day,
ending the May 8 regular session off 2.4%.
On Jan. 23, 2013, SYMC advanced 4.1% in pre-bell trade after
blowing past Q3 expectations. The stock narrowed its gains in that
day's regular session, ending up 2.8%.
On Oct. 24, 2012, SYMC gained 9.3% in evening trade after
beating on Q2 and setting mixed guidance for Q3. The stock cut its
gains the next day, closing the Oct. 25 regular session up
On July 25, 2012, SYMC advanced 10.7% in pre-market trade after
beating Q1 expectations. The stock pushed higher in that day's
regular session, ending up 13.5%.
On May 2, 2012, SYMC edged up 1.6% in after-hours trade after
meeting Q4 estimates. The stock lost its upside momentum the next
day, closing the May 3 regular session down 1.2%.
On Jan. 25, 2012, SYMC edged up 0.9% in evening trade after
topping Q3 estimates but also issuing guidance just shy of
expectations. The stock lost its gain the next day, closing the
Jan. 26 regular session off 1.1%.
On Oct. 26, 2011, SYMC slipped 3.6% in night trade after meeting
Q2 earnings estimates and just beating on revenue. The stock added
modestly to that downside, closing the Oct. 27 regular session down
On July 27, 2011, the stock rose 1.7% in evening hours after a
Q1 beat, guidance in line to above Street view. Shares rose a
stronger 5.8% the next day.
On May 11, 2011, the stock edged up 0.1% after SYMC beat with Q4
and guided mostly in line. Shares rose by a more convincing 5.2%
the next day.
On Jan. 26, 2011, SYMC gained 3.2% in evening trade after
beating Q2 estimates and setting its guidance mostly above the
Street view. The stock lost the bulk of its upside the following
day, ending the Jan. 27 regular session up a slim 0.6%.
On Oct. 27, 2010, the stock rose 6% in after-hours trading
following a Q2 beat and guidance mostly above the Street view.
Shares rose a slimmer 4.1% the next day.
On July 28, 2010, the stock fell 7.9% after meeting with Q1 EPS
and guiding below the Street for Q2. Shares dropped 11.1% the next
On May 5, 2010, the stock gained 4.1% after a Q4 beat and
in-line Q1 guidance. Shares gained a smaller 1.7% the following
On Jan. 27, 2010, SYMC lost 3.9% in the evening session after
beating Q3 estimates and setting Q4 guidance in line with
expectations. It headed deeper in the red the next day, losing 6.4%
by the close on Jan. 28.
On Oct. 28, 2009, the stock was up 5.2% after a Q2 beat, but
mixed Q3 guidance. Shares rose 12.7% the next day.
On July 29, 2009, SYMC declined 7.3% in after-hours trade after
missing Q1 expectations and setting its Q2 guidance below the
Street view. The stock was hammered lower the following day, ending
down 14.2% on July 30.
On May 6, 2009, SYMC slumped 4.5% in after-hours trade following
better-than-expected earnings, missed revenue results, and mixed
guidance. The stock added to its downside in the May 7 regular
session, ending down 14.8%.
On Jan. 28, 2009, the stock gained 3.5% after beating with Q3
results and guiding in line for Q4. Shares were up 5.6% the next
On Oct. 29, 2008, the stock fell 6.8% during evening trading
after SYMC beat with earnings but was shy with sales. The loss
swelled to 17.6% the next day.
On July 30, 2008, the stock gained 5% during extended-hours
trading after SYMC beat with Q1, guides in line to above Street for
Q2. The stock gained a more robust 7% the next day.
On April 30, 2008, the stock gained 4.3% during evening trading
after beating with Q4 results and guiding above the Street for Q1.
The gain swelled to 12.3% the next day.
On Jan. 23, 2008, SYMC jumped 9.1% in evening action after
topping Q3 estimates and guiding higher. It firmed further north
the next day, advancing 10.9% by the closing bell on Jan. 24.
On Oct, 24, 2007, the stock dropped 11.9% after SYMC reported
ahead with Q2 results but guides for Q3 below. The stock fell 12%
the next day.
On July 25, 2007, the stock advanced 9.7% in evening trading.
The gain was a more modest 1% the next day.
On May 2, 2007, SYMC rose 6.2% in night trade on
better-than-expected Q4 results. However, shares lost their
momentum and ended the next regular session up only 4.8%.
On Jan. 24, 2007, the stock was up 2.8% in the evening hours
after beating with results and setting a share buyback. SYMC
recorded a like-size move during the next day's regular trading
On Oct. 25, 2006, SYMC dropped 7.1% in evening trade after
missing Q2 estimates. The shares, though, recovered slightly to
close the next day's regular session down 6.2%.
On July 26, 2006, SYMC gained 6% in after hours when the company
topped Q1 estimates. The shares moved higher the next day, closing
the regular session up 9.1%.
On May 9, 2006, the issue gained 3.2% in night trading after
beating with Q4 results. Guidance proved less inspiring. The stock
trimmed its gain to 2% the next day.
On Jan. 31, 2006, shares fell 4.8% in night trade after the
company missed with sales and guided for sales in the coming
quarter below the Street's view. Shares fell a deeper 6.8% the next
On Nov. 1, 2005, SYMC declined 9.5% in after-hours trade after
the company reported in-line Q2 revenue, better than expected EPS
and full year guidance just shy of estimates. It tumbled even lower
on Nov. 2, losing 19.2% between the bells.
On July 28, 2005, SYMC slid 5.8% in after-hours trade after the
company beat on EPS but missed on revenue. Sellers pressured the
stock even further on July 29, sending SYMC down 7.7% by the
On May 4, 2005 SYMC shed 1.2% after the company beat
expectations and guided its earnings ahead of the Street view. It
continued its downside run on May 5, losing 2.4%.
On Jan. 19, 2005 SYMC lost 1.6% in after-hours trade after the
company beat expectations and raised guidance. It was hit by a
heftier round of selling on Jan. 20, losing 3.5% by the
The stock advanced 3.6% the night of Oct. 20, 2004 after the
company bested the Street view and guided higher. It saw more
aggressive next-day gains, charging 10.5% higher by the Oct. 21
Following a July 21, 2004 after-hours rise of 1.2% on
better-than-expected results and outlook, SYMC lost its upside the
next day and ended regular session play down 0.3%.
The stock rose 1.1% the night of April 28, 2004 on strong
results and outlook, but could only muster a 0.2% rise by the April
29 regular session close.