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Amazon sinks after earnings—which isn't so unusual

Shares in Amazon sank on Friday after missing Wall Street expectations for the seventh time in nine quarters—and it turns out the stock tanking isn't so unusual either.

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Amazon shares have fallen the day after earnings 11 of the last 20 quarters, according to Factset data, with an average day-after decline of 7.2 percent.

The stock hit its lowest levels since August 2013 in early trading Friday.

Period Day After Earnings Stock Reaction (%)
Q3 '1424 Oct '14-8.3
Q2 '1425 Jul '14-9.6
Q1 '1425 Apr '14-9.9
Q4 '1331 Jan '14-11
Q3 '1325 Oct '139.4
Q2 '1326 Jul '132.8
Q1 '1326 Apr '13-7.2
Q4 '1230 Jan '134.8
Q3 '1226 Oct '126.9
Q2 '1227 Jul '127.9
Q1 '1227 Apr '1215.7
Q4 '1101 Feb '12-7.7
Q3 '1126 Oct '11-12.7
Q2 '1127 Jul '113.9
Q1 '1127 Apr '117.9
Q4 '1028 Jan '11-7.2
Q3 '1022 Oct '102.5
Q2 '1023 Jul '10-1
Q1 '1023 Apr '10-4.3
Q4 '0929 Jan '10-0.5


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