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Q: Database of Corporate Quarterly Earnings Announcements ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Database of Corporate Quarterly Earnings Announcements
Category: Business and Money > Economics
Asked by: bencooper-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 10 May 2005 10:48 PDT
Expires: 09 Jun 2005 10:48 PDT
Question ID: 520032
I would like to locate a free or reasonably priced database of major
publicly traded corporations, that includes at least the date (and
optionally time)  of their Quarterly Earnings Announcements for the
last 3-5 years.
Subject: Re: Database of Corporate Quarterly Earnings Announcements
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 10 May 2005 11:51 PDT
Hello Ben,

I thought Yahoo Finance would have this data, but they actually only
go back about a year or so.

However, with a bit of searching, I came across the very aptly named
site,, with records going back to 2000, at least:

In the upper right corner is a text box where you can type in the
company name or symbol of interest to you, and the search results will
return a table that includes earnings dates.

For instance, I searched on YHOO (why not?) and got results with two
tables -- webcast dates on top, followed by a table with earnings
dates that spanned a period from 1999 to present:

The information includes the time of earnings release, either with a
'clock' time (e.g. 4:15 pm) or by indicating AMC, for 'after market
close' -- other stocks may also use BMO for 'before market opens'.

I trust this information fully meets your needs.  But please don't
rate this answer until you are completely satisfied with the results. 
If you have any questions, just post a Request for Clarification to
let me know how I can further assist you.



search strategy -- Google search on [ earnings dates ]

Request for Answer Clarification by bencooper-ga on 11 May 2005 09:55 PDT
It depends on the meaning of "database."
To me this is a file that is accessible from a program.
The data is certianly where you told me, but it's only on a screen,
and only for one stock at a time.  That's not a "database" from my

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 11 May 2005 11:23 PDT
You're quite right...we were definitely using different
interpretations of 'database'.

I'll look into what's available on a download basis or other access like cd-rom.

But I'd like a bit more information from you on two things, so I can
best focus my searching:

1.  If the site I had steered you to originally allowed a download of
the data (e.g., search for YHOO, then you can download all the YHOO
results) would that meet your needs?  If so, I can see if I can locate
a site with that function.

2.  You mentioned you were looking for a "reasonably priced"
option...can you give me some quidelines as to what is reasonable for
your purposes?

Thanks...I see if I can get you what you need.


Request for Answer Clarification by bencooper-ga on 11 May 2005 14:22 PDT
Actually, what I need is one large file with the earnings reports data
for all stock symbols, so I can merge this data with other stock data.
 I'd like coverage of at least the largest 1000 stocks.
As for price, I would consider less than $500 reasonable.


Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 11 May 2005 16:18 PDT
I have some queries out regarding this, but it will probably be a few
days before I hear back from everyone, so hang tight...

Subject: Re: Database of Corporate Quarterly Earnings Announcements
From: commutermug-ga on 05 Jul 2005 21:11 PDT
Ben, I came across this company.

Did you come across anything else?

I am specifically looking for earnings date and time of release info
in a database/spreadsheet form, just as you described.


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