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On the Internet: Corporate Events and Activities

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span class="artHd">Corporate Events and Activities

Corporate announcements can impact a stock’s price dramatically—positive announcements can boost the price and negative news can cause the price to fall. Frequent company announcements include earnings releases, stock splits, dividends, share buyback programs, and insider trading.

Wall Street analysts and investors make earnings predictions prior to earnings reporting season, a period each quarter when many companies tend to release their earnings. Companies that meet or exceed these expectations will usually see their stock price rise while those who fail to meet the predictions may see their stock price fall. [Sites devoted solely to earnings release data were the topic of the On the Internet column in the July/August 2006 issue of Computerized Investing.]

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