Accessing Wall Street Horizon’s high-quality earnings data, on Wednesday, 21 August 2019, I sent my clients an email before the market open suggesting they sell Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) on the opening bell. The company announced earnings at 7:30 that morning and it seemed to me to be a perfect “pop and drop” opportunity.
As we head into prime season for shareholder meetings, investors are taking notice that the number of meetings conducted by publicly traded companies is on the rise. Corporate events like shareholder meetings and changes to those events can cause volatility, which makes accurate and timely knowledge of events extremely important for investors. By keeping track of movement around shareholder meetings alongside other events such as earnings releases, traders can adjust their trading strategies as needed.
The scheduling of corporate events such as earnings release dates can point to significant, untapped sources of alpha, as firm-initiated revisions to expected earnings announcement dates are strong predictors of firms’ upcoming earnings news.
While we have seen a dramatic rise of virtual shareholder meetings over the past few years, there has also been an increase of in-person attendance at investor conferences putting the competing ‘virtual vs. human’ views at odds. We take a closer look, below.