Alphabet Inc (GOOG) Earnings

2,772.13 ↓83.48 (-2.92%)
As of October 22, 2021, 3:59pm EST.
Last earnings report date: N/ANext earnings report date: 2021-10-28

Should You Buy GOOG Before Earnings?

Based on the last three years of earnings reports, buying GOOG stock within four weeks before the earnings date yielded an average return of 3.04%.

The best time to buy before earnings was 28 days before, which yielded an average return of 5.87% by the earnings date. The worst time was 1 day before, which yielded an average return of 0.97%.

Report dates analyzed: Oct 25 2018 - Jul 27 2021*

Disclaimer: Past performances are not a guarantee of future results.

Should You Buy GOOG After Earnings?

Based on the last three years of earnings reports, on average, GOOG has gone up 1.96% shortly after its earnings date. The price peaks 28 days after earnings and is on average 2.55% higher than its closing price on day of earnings.

Since GOOG has typically gone up after earnings, you might want to consider buying the stock before.

Report dates analyzed: Oct 25 2018 - Jul 27 2021*

Disclaimer: Past performances are not a guarantee of future results.

Average Return

Period28 Day Before21 Days Before14 Days Before7 Days Before1 Day BeforeDay Of1 Day After7 Days After14 Days After21 Days After28 Days After
Past 4 Earnings
9.17%

6.24%

3.58%

0.62%

0.46%

-0.08%

3.42%

5.57%

5.45%

4.96%

6.29%
Past 8 Earnings
7.47%

5.04%

2.31%

1.51%

0.59%

0.07%

1.81%

3.92%

4.44%

4.06%

5.19%
Past 12 Earnings
5.87%

4.13%

2.52%

1.71%

0.97%

0.43%

1.35%

2.07%

2.25%

1.60%

2.55%

GOOG Earnings History

Report Date28 Day Before21 Days Before14 Days Before7 Days Before1 Day BeforeDay Of1 Day After7 Days After14 Days After21 Days After28 Days After
2021-07-272,520.37
8.55%
2,595.42
5.41%
2,619.89
4.43%
2,622.03
4.34%
2,792.89
-2.04%
2,735.93
-2.30%
2,727.63
-0.30%
2,725.60
-0.38%
N/AN/AN/A
2021-04-272,055.54
12.24%
2,224.75
3.70%
2,267.27
1.76%
2,293.63
0.59%
2,326.74
-0.84%
2,307.12
-1.24%
2,379.91
3.16%
2,354.25
2.04%
2,308.76
0.07%
2,303.43
-0.16%
2,409.07
4.42%
2021-02-021,740.92
10.72%
1,746.55
10.36%
1,790.86
7.63%
1,917.24
0.54%
1,901.35
1.38%
1,927.51
0.26%
2,070.07
7.40%
2,083.51
8.09%
2,121.90
10.09%
2,070.86
7.44%
2,075.84
7.70%
2020-10-291,490.09
5.18%
1,485.93
5.47%
1,559.13
0.52%
1,615.33
-2.98%
1,516.62
3.34%
1,567.24
2.95%
1,621.01
3.43%
1,763.37
12.51%
1,749.84
11.65%
1,763.92
12.55%
1,771.43
13.03%
2020-07-301,464.70
4.56%
1,510.99
1.35%
1,518.00
0.89%
1,515.68
1.04%
1,522.02
0.62%
1,531.45
2.30%
1,482.96
-3.17%
1,500.10
-2.05%
1,518.45
-0.85%
1,581.75
3.28%
1,634.33
6.72%
2020-04-281,162.81
6.09%
1,186.51
3.98%
1,269.23
-2.80%
1,216.34
1.43%
1,275.88
-3.31%
1,233.67
-4.21%
1,341.48
8.74%
1,351.11
9.52%
1,375.74
11.52%
1,373.48
11.33%
1,417.02
14.86%
2020-02-031,394.21
6.58%
1,439.23
3.25%
1,484.40
0.10%
1,433.90
3.63%
1,434.23
3.61%
1,485.94
1.64%
1,447.07
-2.62%
1,508.68
1.53%
1,520.74
2.34%
1,421.59
-4.33%
1,389.11
-6.52%
2019-10-281,219.00
5.82%
1,207.68
6.82%
1,217.14
5.99%
1,246.15
3.52%
1,265.13
1.97%
1,290.00
1.14%
1,262.62
-2.12%
1,291.37
0.11%
1,299.19
0.71%
1,320.70
2.38%
1,306.69
1.29%
2019-07-251,076.01
5.22%
1,131.59
0.05%
1,144.21
-1.06%
1,146.33
-1.24%
1,137.81
-0.50%
1,132.12
-0.50%
1,250.41
10.45%
1,209.01
6.79%
1,204.80
6.42%
1,167.26
3.10%
1,189.53
5.07%
2019-04-291,194.43
7.80%
1,203.84
6.96%
1,221.10
5.44%
1,248.84
3.10%
1,272.18
1.21%
1,287.58
1.07%
1,188.48
-7.70%
1,189.39
-7.63%
1,132.03
-12.08%
1,138.85
-11.55%
1,133.47
-11.97%
2019-02-041,068.39
6.03%
1,044.69
8.43%
1,070.52
5.82%
1,070.08
5.86%
1,110.75
1.99%
1,132.80
1.81%
1,145.99
1.16%
1,095.01
-3.34%
1,113.65
-1.69%
1,109.40
-2.07%
1,147.80
1.32%
2018-10-251,194.64
-8.29%
1,168.19
-6.22%
1,079.32
1.51%
1,087.97
0.70%
1,050.71
4.27%
1,095.57
2.22%
1,071.47
-2.20%
1,070.00
-2.33%
1,082.40
-1.20%
1,064.71
-2.82%
1,037.61
-5.29%
2018-07-231,124.81
7.17%
1,127.46
6.92%
1,154.05
4.46%
1,183.86
1.83%
1,184.91
1.74%
1,205.50
2.07%
1,248.08
3.53%
1,219.74
1.18%
1,224.77
1.60%
1,235.01
2.45%
1,207.77
0.19%
2018-04-231,053.21
1.35%
1,006.47
6.06%
1,015.45
5.12%
1,037.98
2.84%
1,072.96
-0.51%
1,067.45
-0.97%
1,019.98
-4.45%
1,017.33
-4.70%
1,054.79
-1.19%
1,100.20
3.07%
1,079.58
1.14%
2018-02-011,086.40
7.48%
1,105.52
5.63%
1,129.79
3.36%
1,170.37
-0.23%
1,169.94
-0.19%
1,167.70
0.44%
1,111.90
-4.78%
1,001.52
-14.23%
1,089.52
-6.70%
1,106.63
-5.23%
1,069.52
-8.41%
2017-10-26949.50
2.43%
969.96
0.27%
987.83
-1.55%
984.45
-1.21%
973.33
-0.08%
972.56
-0.76%
1,019.27
4.80%
1,025.58
5.45%
1,031.26
6.04%
1,032.50
6.16%
1,035.96
6.52%
2017-07-24952.27
2.95%
898.70
9.08%
928.80
5.55%
953.42
2.82%
972.92
0.76%
980.34
0.84%
950.70
-3.02%
930.50
-5.08%
929.36
-5.20%
922.67
-5.88%
906.66
-7.52%
2017-04-27831.50
5.14%
827.88
5.60%
823.56
6.16%
841.65
3.87%
871.73
0.29%
874.25
0.07%
905.96
3.63%
931.66
6.57%
930.60
6.45%
930.24
6.40%
969.54
10.90%
2017-01-26782.79
6.31%
794.02
4.80%
806.36
3.20%
802.18
3.74%
835.67
-0.42%
832.15
-0.68%
823.31
-1.06%
798.53
-4.04%
809.56
-2.72%
824.16
-0.96%
831.33
-0.10%
2016-10-27775.01
2.62%
776.86
2.38%
778.19
2.21%
796.97
-0.20%
799.07
-0.47%
795.35
-0.71%
795.37
0.00%
762.13
-4.18%
762.56
-4.12%
771.23
-3.03%
760.99
-4.32%
2016-07-28692.10
7.78%
695.36
7.27%
720.95
3.46%
738.63
0.99%
741.77
0.56%
745.91
-0.15%
768.79
3.07%
771.61
3.45%
784.85
5.22%
777.50
4.24%
769.41
3.15%
2016-04-21735.30
3.24%
744.95
1.91%
740.28
2.55%
753.20
0.79%
752.67
0.86%
759.14
0.50%
718.77
-5.32%
691.02
-8.97%
701.43
-7.60%
713.31
-6.04%
700.32
-7.75%
2016-02-01741.84
1.37%
716.03
5.02%
701.79
7.16%
711.67
5.67%
742.95
1.22%
752.00
0.21%
764.65
1.68%
682.74
-9.21%
682.40
-9.26%
706.46
-6.06%
697.77
-7.21%
2015-10-22625.80
4.15%
611.29
6.63%
639.16
1.98%
661.74
-1.50%
642.61
1.43%
651.79
0.79%
702.00
7.70%
716.92
9.99%
731.25
12.19%
731.23
12.19%
738.41
13.29%
2015-07-16536.73
8.03%
535.23
8.34%
523.40
10.79%
520.68
11.36%
560.22
3.50%
579.85
2.61%
672.93
16.05%
644.28
11.11%
632.59
9.10%
642.68
10.84%
656.45
13.21%
2015-04-23555.17
-1.47%
535.53
2.14%
540.78
1.15%
533.80
2.47%
539.36
1.42%
547.00
1.11%
565.06
3.30%
537.34
-1.77%
530.70
-2.98%
538.40
-1.57%
542.51
-0.82%
2015-01-29524.81
-2.70%
502.68
1.59%
501.79
1.77%
534.39
-4.44%
510.00
0.13%
510.66
-0.07%
534.52
4.67%
527.58
3.31%
542.93
6.32%
542.87
6.31%
555.48
8.78%
2014-10-16589.27
-10.99%
575.06
-8.79%
570.08
-7.99%
560.88
-6.48%
530.03
-1.04%
524.51
1.06%
511.17
-2.54%
543.98
3.71%
550.31
4.92%
542.04
3.34%
545.38
3.98%
2014-07-18556.36
6.96%
577.24
3.09%
582.25
2.20%
579.18
2.75%
573.73
3.72%
595.08
0.35%
589.47
-0.94%
589.02
-1.02%
566.07
-4.88%
568.77
-4.42%
573.48
-3.63%
2014-04-17569.74
-5.90%
569.74
-5.90%
569.74
-5.90%
540.95
-0.90%
556.54
-3.67%
536.10
-2.32%
528.62
-1.40%
525.16
-2.04%
531.35
-0.89%
511.00
-4.68%
519.98
-3.01%

Methodology

We analyzed the past three years of GOOG's earnings reports to calculate the average change in price of the stock before and after earnings.

Before Earnings

For calculating the average gains if you bought prior to earnings, we looked at the closing price of 5 different dates and compared them to the closing price of GOOG on the day of the earnings report to calculate the return. The dates analyzed are:

  • 28 days prior (4 weeks)
  • 21 days prior (3 weeks)
  • 14 days prior (2 weeks)
  • 7 days prior (1 week)
  • 1 day prior

This simulates an individual purchasing GOOG stock on one of those days and selling on the day of the earnings report.

After Earnings

For calculating the average gains if you bought GOOG stock on the day of earnings, we looked at the closing price of GOOG on the day of the earnings and then compared it to 5 dates after. The dates analyzed are:

  • 1 day after
  • 7 days after (1 week)
  • 14 days after (2 weeks)
  • 21 days after (3 weeks)
  • 28 day after (4 weeks)

This simulates an individual purchasing GOOG stock on the day of the earnings report and then selling on one of the dates following.

Day of

To calculate the gains on the day of earnings, we compared the opening price of GOOG to the closing price on the day of earnings - regardless if the earnings call was pre- or post-market.

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