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Company Conference Calls

Conference calls are usually held between a company’s executives and the analysts who follow the stock each quarter when earnings are released. Calls often contain information not given in press releases and, at times, analysts can ask questions. Companies may also hold conference calls to announce major corporate events. Some sites make a live stream of the audio available and others provide a complete transcript of the call. These sites also provide archives of recent conference calls.

 Earnings Impact  

   earningsimpact.com
FREE
Offers transcripts of corporate events such as earnings events, business updates, sales calls, brokerage presentations, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder meetings and analyst events and for domestic and foreign listed stocks. An event schedule is listed and updated daily, shown in a tabular format. Transcripts are posted within two hours of the live event. Users can search through historical transcripts or search by company name or ticker. Registered users can receive email reminders of upcoming events and notification of recently released reports.




 Morningstar.com  

   www.morningstar.com
FREE-$195/yr. (free 14-day trial)

Where to Find: Click on Stocks, and then click Call Transcripts on the left.
Offers complete transcripts of company earnings conference calls. Includes the company presentation, the question-and-answer session, and a list of the executives and analysts participating in the call. The site lists the most recent and most popular transcripts, and also allows the user to search the database. Transcripts are broken down by sector, analyst and date. Transcripts are only available back to the beginning of 2010. There is also no audio playback, but the transcripts are provided free of charge.




 Seeking Alpha  

   www.seekingalpha.com
FREE-$2,388/year

Where to Find: Click on Earnings & Transcripts under Where to Go Next at the bottom of the home page.
Provides an extensive section devoted to transcripts of quarterly earnings conference calls. Includes the company presentation, the question-and-answer session and a list of the executives and analysts participating in the call. Presents the latest and most popular transcripts and separates them by broad industry. You can search by company, product or theme. A calendar shows upcoming earnings calls and events. Earnings Currents on the left-hand side of the page presents up-to-the-minute earnings news and expectations. You may also sign up for email alerts for upcoming earnings releases.