Choreographed earnings calls suggest trouble ahead

10/3/2013 | CFO Magazine

Companies that take questions only from "friendly" analysts and otherwise choreograph earnings calls tend to underperform afterward, probably because they are hiding negative information, according to a working paper by professors at Harvard University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Companies that manipulate calls also tend to have higher accruals and only barely meet earnings forecasts, the paper says.

View Full Article in:

CFO Magazine

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Business

Job Title Company Location
Manager, Technical Staffing
U.S. Cellular
Chicago, IL
Human Resource Director
Salt Lake City, UT
Administrative Management Specialist
Smithsonian Institute
Washington, DC
Manager, Human Resources
Florence, KY
Generalist - Human Resources
Marriott Hotels Resorts
Brooklyn, NY