NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The buy-and-trade profiles in this pre-earnings analysis include four companies that report their results premarket on Wednesday and five who report results after hours on Wednesday. I am not sure whether the colorful footwear company Crocs (CROX) reports premarket or after hours but I do know that the stock has been above its 200-day simple moving average at $14.70 since Dec. 30.
Hardwood flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators (LL) is scheduled to report premarket. Its stock has been below its 200-day SMA at $97.31 since Jan. 27.
The nine companies profiled in this analysis include four stocks in the oils-energy sector and two low-priced gold miners in the basic materials sector, Hecla Mining (HL) ($3.47) which is above its 200-day at $3.19 and IAMGold (IAG) ($4.18) which is below its 200-day at $4.69.
Crocs ($15.66): Analysts expect the footwear company to report a loss of 23 cents a share. The stock set a 2014 high at $16.88 on Jan. 2 then traded as low as $14.41 on Jan. 27, but all 2014 closes have been above its 200-day SMA at $14.70. The weekly chart is positive with its five-week modified moving average at $14.94 and its 200-week SMA at $16.65. The stock has a gain of 5.3% over the last 12 months. My monthly value level is $11.21 with a quarterly risky level at $17.33. The market reaction to earnings could be volatile between $11.21 and $17.33.