Computerized Investing > March 31, 2012

Earnings Calendar for iPad

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by CI Staff

Earnings Calendar is a relatively new app for the iPad and iPhone that allows you to see all of the companies announcing their earnings on a given day or to seek out individual stocks to see when they are next announcing earnings. The app itself is very simple. When you open it, you are given a listing of all the companies announcing their earnings for the current day. By default, the list is sorted alphabetically from A to Z. The table shows each company's earnings estimate for the period and lets you know when the company is expected to announce.

Tapping on an individual stock from the listing takes you to its Stock Detail page, where three sub-tabs provide additional information. The Get a Quote tab offers a detailed quote from the The Street mobile. This includes the dollar and percentage change for the day, trading volume, the opening price for the day and the 52-week high and low. There are also basic intraday, six-month and one-year charts, along with recent news headlines for the company.

The View Chart tab provides a six-month daily candlestick chart from StockCharts.com. There is no means of customizing the chart, so you are left with the default RSI indicator, 50- and 200-day moving averages and MACD.

Lastly, the Lookup News tab provides additional news items from The Motley Fool.

Arguably the most useful feature of Earnings Calendar is the ability to add alerts to your Apple calendar regarding company earnings announcements. You can add an earnings date to your calendar and then choose to receive an alert one hour, one day or one week prior to the announcement.

Conclusion

Earnings announcements are important events for a company and can have a lasting impact on stock prices. For this reason, it is important to stay abreast of the announcement schedules of the stocks in your portfolio. Earnings Calendar for iPad can help you with that. There are a few features we would like to see added—namely, a watch list that lists the companies you follow and their announcement dates. Being able to add alerts to your Apple calendar makes up for this, to a certain extent. The app costs $3.99, which some users may scoff at. While there are many websites what will add alerts to your Yahoo! or Google calendar, this app adds announcements to your Apple calendar. If you are an investor who also relies on the native calendar on your iPad or iPhone, Earnings Calendar for iPad may be worth a look.

Earnings Calendar for iPad

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/earnings-calendar/id495598002?mt=8&uo=2&partnerId=30&siteID=uIXydSSmUKA

$3.99


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