Whisper Number: How Will Clarcor’s Stock Move After Earnings?

Clarcor Inc. (NYSE:CLC) is expected to report earnings on Wednesday, September 18. The whisper number is $0.67, one cent ahead of the analysts’ estimate. Whispers range from a low of $0.66 to a high of $0.70. Clarcor has a 45 percent positive surprise history, having topped the whisper in 5 of the 11 earnings reports for which we have data.

Earnings history:

- Beat whisper: 5 qtrs
– Met whisper: 0 qtrs
– Missed whisper: 6 qtrs

Our primary focus is on post earnings price movement. Knowing how likely a stock’s price will move following an earnings report can help you determine the best action to take (long or short). In other words, we look at what happens when the company beats or misses the whisper number expectation.

The table below indicates the average post earnings price movement within a one and thirty trading day timeframe.

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