Stock Earnings

To view earnings for a company, enter a symbol in the Detailed Quote box in the top right corner of your account or on the Stocks Overview page and go to the Earnings tab.

The actual earnings for the past seven quarters and the estimated earnings for the coming two quarters are typically displayed. Select the checkbox above the chart titled 'Show performance overlay chart' to view the stock performance for the corresponding time frame so you can see how the earnings might have affected the value of the stock. Declared earnings are in bold red or green. Expected earnings are in lighter red or green. You can roll over any earning bar with your mouse cursor for more detailed information. An Earnings Summary is provided to the right of the Earnings chart.

At the bottom of the page, you can view how the company's earnings compare to the industry, sector and the S&P 500.

You can easily view a quote, set an alert, add the stock to your watch list or place a trade by using the buttons in the toolbar at the top of the page.

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The tools described in this article are for information purposes only and their use does not guarantee a profit. None of the information provided should be considered a recommendation or solicitation to invest in, or liquidate, a particular security or type of security. Investors should fully research any security before making an investment decision.