News feed for *just* earnings announcements?

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by kartik_subbarao, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. I'm trying to find a source for company earnings announcements that I can rely on programmatically to see if a given stock has announced earnings that day. The closest ones I've found so far are by Yahoo Finance and MSN Money:

    But both of these have the same problems:

    1) They don't even include all of the sources that are available on their websites (e.g. GlobeNewswire, Business Wire and Marketwire). And when searching through those sources individually, there is no single text searchpattern to reliably match only earnings-related news.

    2) They include *non-earnings* news such as dividend announcements and scheduling of conference calls.

    Can anyone suggest any good sources for this information?
  2. Not for news but you may want to have a look.
  3. I do use as well. It's one of the better data sources out there, but it isn't comprehensive, and it frequently has gaps in its time information (i.e. whether the announcement was before market open or after market close). It also misses many announcements until a day or more after the fact.
  4. Occam


    You may find and useful for this; they both have earnings calendar "feed" pages that are on the more consistent side. Just google or if you can't find them then let me know and I'll dig them up.
  5. qixiq


  6. try too

    but any site you use, check to see if the list publishes all at the same time as a whole list, or if it updates continuously item per item... just fyi, its one of the major snags i ran into when having my own software scrape earnings calendars off of free websites.
  7. At first glance, this looks ideal -- very easy to parse, ticker symbols available in the headline without having to download each article individually. But then I checked a few symbols that Yahoo and MSN were missing in their earnings-specific feeds, and unfortunately, it looks like streetinsider misses them too.

    For example: ZOLT announcement on August 10 at 6pm. This was published via GlobeWire, but isn't in the Earnings feed above. streetinsider *does* seem to have access to GlobeWire though, if you bring up ZOLT individually, it shows up in their company press releases.

    In any event, thanks for the pointer! I think I'll scrape information from this site and include it in my pool of data.
  8. I can't seem to find bloomberg's earnings-related newsfeed page. Can you point me to it?

    Zacks has summaries of just a few selected ("top") earnings reports here:

    I couldn't find anything more comprehensive. It's interesting to see that these are provided by COMTEX. I've seen good stuff from them, but haven't found a site where earnings-specific COMTEX releases can be easily aggregated and sorted by timestamp.

    Zacks does have an earnings calendar here:

    But this doesn't give a precise reporting time (i.e. before market open or after market close). Also, the column name "Expected report dat[e]" doesn't imply much confidence in an actual report occurring on that day.
  9. TM1982


    Briefing In Play is the best for earnings.

    40 bucks a month.
  10. Yep, I'm using the earnings calendar as well:

    It lists Wall Street Horizon as its data source, but the data on this page seems less comprehensive (or at the very least, less frequently updated) than Wall Street Horizon's premium service. For example, if you go to their web services page on StrikeIron:

    There is a free trial (up to 5 hits) for this service, and when I recently tried this it reported more symbols than what is available on The price is on the high side (cheapest option works out to about $90/month), so I haven't been inclined to try it out over an extended period of time to see if it's consistently better than the freely available data out there.
    #10     Aug 18, 2009