Leggett & Platt (NYSE:LEG) is set to give its latest quarterly earnings report on Monday, 2022-05-02. Here's what investors need to know before the announcement.
Analysts estimate that Leggett & Platt will report an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.56.
Leggett & Platt bulls will hope to hear the company to announce they've not only beaten that estimate, but also to provide positive guidance, or forecasted growth, for the next quarter.
New investors should note that it is sometimes not an earnings beat or miss that most affects the price of a stock, but the guidance (or forecast).
Past Earnings Performance
Last quarter the company beat EPS by $0.04, which was followed by a 2.65% increase in the share price the next day.
Here's a look at Leggett & Platt's past performance and the resulting price change:
|Quarter||Q4 2021||Q3 2021||Q2 2021||Q1 2021|
|Price Change %||2.65%||-9.48%||1.58%||5.89%|
Shares of Leggett & Platt were trading at $36.65 as of April 28. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 29.55%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are likely a little upset going into this earnings release.
This article was generated by Benzinga's automated content engine and reviewed by an editor.