Earnings Around the Corner for Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB)

Earnings is just around the corner for Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB) as the firm is slated to issue their report on 10/19/2016 8:30:00 AM.  The firm has most recently posted quarter over quarter growth of -50.80% and sales growth of -56.60% quarter over quarter.  

In terms of the trend lines, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB) shares are currently -12.61% off of their 52-week high and 34.22% off from the 52-week low point.  The stock is 9.33% from the 200-day moving average and 5.48% from the 50-day average.  The Relative Strength Index for the stock stands at 60.92.

Increased volatility should be expected heading into and immediately after the Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB) earnings report.  According to the most recent data, the average true range stands at 1.49 which is a measure of the most recent volatility.  The number is an exponential 14-day moving average of the True Ranges (range of each trading day’s high and low).  The average volatility for the week stands at 1.57% and 1.80% for the past month. The relative volume (ratio between current volume and 3-month average) stands at 0.91.  

Potential Upside

So is there any potential upside for the stock if Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation is able to meet or beat earnings?  Analysts, on a consensus basis have a $82.10 on the stock, compared to a recent bid of $80.61.  The average broker recommendation yields a score of 2.00, which is an integer based calculation from all of the buy, sell and hold recommendations from sell-side analysts.  


Heading into the earnings report, 1.30% shares are held by company insiders.  On the institutional front, 94.00% of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB) are owned by firms or funds.  Over the past few months, insider transactions have trended 0.00% while institutions saw a change of -3.03% in company stock. 


Year to date, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE:WAB) holders have seen returns of 13.88%.  Over the past month the stock moved 8.40% and most recently shares over the past five trading days have moved -2.03%.

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