NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It is extremely important that investors and traders understand the risk/reward for a stock both before and after a company reports quarterly earnings.
So far in 2014 the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up just 2.2%. Among the index's components, Goldman Sachs (GS - Get Report) is down 7% year to date, while Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is up 15% and JPMorgan Chase (JPM - Get Report) is down 4.6%. These three are among the stocks slated to report earnings before the market opens Tuesday.
Also scheduled to report is regional bank Comerica (CMA), which is up 6.2% so far this year while the regional bank index is up just 2.5%. Community bank Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) is up 16%, while the ABA Community Bank Index is down 1.4%
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