The Top 10 Sites For Stock Data, Charting & Events

CI editors list and review the best stock investment websites.


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Conference calls & corporate events

The earnings conference call is a way for companies to relay information to all interested parties, including institutional and individual investors, as well as buy- and sell-side analysts. Conference calls allow companies to highlight successes during prosperous times and calm fears during adverse ones. The most popular time for companies to conduct these calls is immediately following the release of financial results, typically at the end of each quarter; these are known as quarterly earnings-results conference calls.  Conference call participants usually include the chairman, CEO, CFO and, depending on the company and the events under discussion, various other executives. These individuals provide an overview of all the major issues that affected the company's performance during the last quarter. Discussions usually also focus on what can be expected from the company in the upcoming quarters.  Earnings conference calls not only provide additional color on a quarterly earnings announcement, but have the power to move a company’s stock price.

Corporate events can include presentations at investment banking conferences where a company executive (usually the CEO) updates investors and other market participants on the outlook for the company.  In addition, we have included corporate events such as IPOs and mergers and acquisitions.

There is generally not one single site that covers both earnings conference calls as well as corporate events. Therefore, we have included here the individual sites that are the best at providing information on each of these separately.