Earnings on Tap After-Market – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX), Sotheby’s Holdings Inc (NYSE: BID)

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX) is due to issue its quarterly earnings report in the upcoming extended-hours session. Given its history, traders can expect light trading in the issue immediately following its quarterly earnings announcement. Historical earnings event related premarket and after-hours trading activity in VRX indicates that the price change in the extended hours is likely to be of limited value in forecasting additional price movement by the following regular session close.

Last 12 Qtrs Positive Only Price Reactions  Percent of time added to extended-hours gains: 20%  Average next regular session additional gain: 6.4%

Over the prior three fiscal years (12 quarters), when shares of VRX rose in the extended-hours session in reaction to its earnings announcement, history shows that 20.0% of the time (1 event) the stock posted additional gains in the following regular session by an average of 6.4%.

Last 12 Qtrs Negative Only Price Reactions  Percent of time added to extended-hours losses: 66.7%  Average next regular session additional loss: 10.7%

Over that same historical period, when shares of VRX dropped in the extended-hours in reaction to its earnings announcement, history shows that 66.7% of the time (2 events) the stock dropped further, adding to the extended-hours losses by an average of 10.7% by the following regular session close.

Sotheby’s Holdings Inc (NYSE:BID) is due to issue its quarterly earnings report in the upcoming extended-hours session. Given its history, traders can expect light trading in the issue immediately following its quarterly earnings announcement. Historical earnings event related premarket and after-hours trading activity in BID indicates that the price change in the extended hours is likely to be of limited value in forecasting additional price movement by the following regular session close.

Last 12 Qtrs Positive Only Price Reactions  Percent of time added to extended-hours gains: 33.3%  Average next regular session additional gain: 0.6%

Over the prior three fiscal years (12 quarters), when shares of BID rose in the extended-hours session in reaction to its earnings announcement, history shows that 33.3% of the time (1 event) the stock posted additional gains in the following regular session by an average of 0.6%.

Last 12 Qtrs Negative Only Price Reactions  Percent of time added to extended-hours losses: 33.3%  Average next regular session additional loss: 0.9%

Over that same historical period, when shares of BID dropped in the extended-hours in reaction to its earnings announcement, history shows that 33.3% of the time (1 event) the stock dropped further, adding to the extended-hours losses by an average of 0.9% by the following regular session close.

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