Stock traders are always looking for catalysts that will make a stock move, either to the upside or the downside. One big catalyst is an earnings announcement which greatly exceeds or under-achieves guidance and analysts expectations.
If you can pick the right direction, you can make money on the long side or the short side. To give you some ideas of what stocks may be in play, here are a few worth perusing.
Apple (AAPL) April 27
Bristol-Meyers Squibb (BMY) April 28
Boston Scientific (BSX) April 28
Celgene (CELG) April 30
Chevron (CVX) May 1
ConcocPhillips (COP) April 30
Exxon Mobil (XOM) April 30
Gilead Sciences (GILD) April 30
Merck (MRK) April 28
Pfizer (PFE) April 28
Of course, there are many other companies reporting earnings next week; this is a selection of the major ones.