E KB Homes Whisper Number Showing Confidence

KB Homes (KBH) is expected to report earnings on Wednesday, January 11th. The whisper number is $0.50, thirteen cents ahead of the analysts' estimate and showing strong confidence from the WhisperNumber community. Whispers range from a low of $0.40 to a high of $0.60. KBH has a 63% positive surprise history (having topped the whisper in 32 of the 51 earnings reports for which we have data).

Earnings history:

  • Beat whisper: 32 qtrs
  • Met whisper: 0 qtrs
  • Missed whisper: 19 qtrs

Our primary focus is on post earnings price movement. Knowing how likely a stock's price will move following an earnings report can help you determine the best action to take (long or short). In other words, we analyze what happens when the company beats or misses the whisper number expectation.

The table below indicates the average post earnings price movement within a one and thirty trading day timeframe:

The strongest price movement of -0.9% comes within ten trading days when the company reports earnings that beat the whisper number, and -5.5% within ten trading days when the company reports earnings that miss the whisper number. The overall average post earnings price move is 'negative' (beat the whisper number and see limited weakness, miss and see weakness) when the company reports earnings.

The table below indicates the most recent earnings reports and short-term price reaction:

The company has reported earnings ahead of the whisper number in three of the past four quarters with a whisper number. In the comparable quarter last year the company reported earnings two cents short the whisper number. Following that report the stock realized an 8.6% loss in five trading days. Last quarter the company reported earnings two cents ahead of the whisper number. Following that report the stock realized an 8.1% gain in five trading days. Overall historical data indicates the company to be (on average within thirty trading days) a 'negative' price reactor when the company reports earnings.

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