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Do Earnings 'Beats' and 'Misses' Really Matter?

Pay attention to quarterly results but don't give them more weight than they deserve.

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Question: I'm somewhat new to stocks. How much attention should I pay to quarterly earnings reports? 

Karen Wallace does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.