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Implied Stock-Price Moves for U.S. Companies Reporting Results

May 17, 2012

The following table shows the expected stock-price move for U.S. companies about to release quarterly results, according to options data compiled by Bloomberg. Criteria are listed below the table.


REPORT        TICKER                       IMPLIED   AVG POST-
DATE  TIME    SYM       COMPANY         1-DAY MOVE% ERNS MOVE%  RATIO
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05/18 08:00   ANN      ANN INC               12.06     7.76     1.55
05/18 Bef-mkt FL       FOOT LOCKER INC        7.44     4.96     1.50
05/21         LOW*     LOWE’S COS INC         4.59     1.56     2.93
05/21 16:00   URBN*    URBAN OUTFITTER        4.93     6.79     0.73

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

     The screen used to build this table screened for U.S.
stocks with at least $200 million in market value, options
trading volume yesterday of 500 or more, total open interest
of 10,000 contracts, and share prices at $10 or higher.

To contact the reporter on this story: Wendy Soong in New York at at csoong@Bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at at atanzi@Bloomberg.net


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