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Is Gilead Poised to Beat the Whisper Number?

April 30th, 2015

  • The whisper number is $2.47, fifteen cents ahead of the analysts' estimate.

  • Gilead a 67% positive surprise history (having topped the whisper in 24 of the 36 earnings reports for which we have data).

  • The overall average post earnings price move is limited but 'as expected' (beat the whisper number and see strength, miss and see weakness) when the company reports earnings.
Gilead Sciences (GILD) is expected to report earnings on Thursday, April 30th. The whisper number is $2.47, fifteen cents ahead of the analysts' estimate and showing strong confidence from the WhisperNumber community. Whispers range from a low of $2.32 to a high of $2.52. Gilead a 67% positive surprise history (having topped the whisper in 24 of the 36 earnings reports for which we have data).

Earnings history:

- Beat whisper: 24 qtrs
- Met whisper: 1 qtrs
- Missed whisper: 11 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 analyze 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:



The strongest price movement of +0.9% comes within thirty trading days when the company reports earnings that beat the whisper number, and -2.4% within thirty trading days when the company reports earnings that miss the whisper number. The overall average post earnings price move is limited but 'as expected' (beat the whisper number and see strength, miss and see weakness) when the company reports earnings.

The table below indicates the most recent earnings reports and short-term price reaction:



The company has reported earnings ahead of the whisper number in three of the past four quarters with a whisper number. In the comparable quarter last year the company reported earnings fifty-nine cents ahead of the whisper number. Following that report the stock realized a 2.4% loss in one trading day. Last quarter the company reported earnings sixteen cents ahead of the whisper number. Following that report the stock realized a 5.2% gain in twenty trading days. Overall historical data indicates the company to be (on average within thirty trading days) an as expected price reactor when the company reports earnings.

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