EPS and Revenue Surprises: over 25% per year Hedge Return

Jagadeesh and Livnat (2006) sort stocks based on both the EPS surprise and the Revenue Surprise and find that, over the 4 month period following the earnings report, the hedge portfolio based on EPS surprises earns size adjusted return of 5.5%, the

portfolio based on Revenue Surprises earns 4.4% and that the combo portfolio earns 8.1%, which translates into 25% per year size adjusted hedge return.

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