The second-quarter earnings season is in the rearview mirror, but there’s still a busy schedule in the weeks ahead that could give some major stocks a shock. Goldman Sachs’ derivatives research team, led by Vishal Vivek, said in a note to clients on Thursday that analyst days add significant volatility to stocks and could have even more impact in bear markets. . “Analyst days have always been an important catalyst for equities, and particularly in times of macroeconomic uncertainty. Our analysis shows that the average stock in our study moved +/- 2.3% on days analysts between 2004 and 22 YTD; this figure increased to 4.0% in 2008, and is 3.6% in 2022YTD,” the note states. Goldman research shows that straddling analyst days have returned about 6% on average since 2004 and 8% this year. A straddle is an options strategy that involves buying a call and a put with the same expiration and strike price. When the strike price is at the money, or equal to the current stock price, the straddle serves as a two-way volatility bet. Here are some of the companies highlighted by Goldman during the upcoming analyst days in September. Source: Goldman Sachs, company websites One of the largest companies on the list is the Starbucks coffee chain. The company announced Laxman Narasimhan as its new CEO last week, and Barclays said on Wednesday investors had a buying opportunity for the stock ahead of Starbucks Investor Day on Sept. 13. and two of the biggest names in the industry have analysts days later this month. Qualcomm, whose shares are down about 30% this year, is hosting an auto-focused Investor Day on September 22. Meanwhile, Intel is hosting a two-day innovation-focused event later this month. Intel shares are down more than 40% year-to-date and hit a new 52-week low on Thursday. Another battered stock on the list is Workday, which has fallen nearly 40% this year. Tech investors are watching the enterprise software space closely for signs of a recession hitting corporate America, so Workday’s analyst day on September 13 could be of great interest. – CNBC’s Michael Bloom contributed to this report.