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earnings conference call

An earnings conference call is a teleconference where public company officials discuss reported financial performance and provide future performance projections. Earnings conference calls follow shortly after the quarterly earnings press release.   Typically the chief executive officer and chief financial officer will offer introductory remarks during the presentation portion of the call, and then take questions from sell-side financial analysts and other market participants during a question...