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Earnings ESP (Expected Surprise Prediction)

Top Stocks to Beat Earnings

Symbol Company
Name
ESP Most Accurate
Estimate
Consensus
Estimate
Price Zacks Rank %Surprise
(lst Qtr.)
Reporting Date
DRI Darden R 1.74% 1.17 1.15 89.16 3 3.94% 06/27/17
BLK BlackRoc 0.94% 5.36 5.31 423.17 2 6.28% 07/13/17
DAL Delta Ai 1.83% 1.67 1.64 52.81 3 5.48% 07/13/17
FRC FIRST RE 1.83% 1.11 1.09 99.87 3 0.00% 07/13/17
JPM J P Morg 1.25% 1.62 1.60 87.02 3 9.27% 07/14/17

Earnings ESP (Expected Surprise Prediction) is Zacks' proprietary methodology for determining which stocks have the best chance to surprise with their next earnings announcement.

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NVDA 32.75 158.37 +383.57%
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HRC 48.88 80.25 +64.18%
ITRI 42.10 69.05 +64.01%

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New Upgrades: IBKR, CR, UTX, TM, RHT, BCR, MTB, COO, HUM, UNH

  • Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.
    (
    IBKR)
    Upgraded: 06/22/17

    A low level of compensation expense, segment restructuring efforts, development of proprietary software and increasing emerging market customers continue contributing to Interactive Brokers’ growth.

  • Crane Company
    (
    CR)
    Upgraded: 06/22/17

    Crane Co. holds solid growth potential, backed by a diversified product portfolio. Also, rewarding shareholders via dividends remain a priority for the company.

  • United Technologies Corporation
    (
    UTX)
    Upgraded: 06/22/17

    United Technologies has a strong aftermarket business and serves a broad range of end-markets such as aerospace, defense and commercial construction.

  • Toyota Motor Corp Ltd Ord
    (
    TM)
    Upgraded: 06/22/17

    Toyota’s focus on product development, capacity increases and expansion in emerging markets are positives.

  • Red Hat, Inc.
    (
    RHT)
    Upgraded: 06/22/17

    Red Hat has been outperforming due to expanding TAM, robust product portfolio, solid line of collaborations, expanding geographies and improved liquidity.

  • C.r. Bard, Inc.
    (
    BCR)
    Upgraded: 06/22/17

    A wide range of products and significant presence in emerging markets are key positives. Additionally, a recurring revenue system adds to the positives.

  • M&t Bank Corporation
    (
    MTB)
    Upgraded: 06/22/17

    Organic growth aided by rising loans and deposits along with inorganic growth strategies will bolster M&T Bank’s top-line growth. Further,  lesser regulations and easing margin pressure will be favorable.

  • Cooper Companies, Inc. (the)
    (
    COO)
    Upgraded: 06/22/17

    The Cooper Companies is poised to gain from an expanding product portfolio and increasing penetration in International markets. Accretive acquisition is also a key catalyst in the long haul.

  • Humana Inc.
    (
    HUM)
    Upgraded: 06/21/17

    Humana’s Accountable Care agreements, partnerships, efficient capital deployment, focus on expansion through acquisitions and diversifications position it for long-term gains. 

  • Unitedhealth Group Incorporated
    (
    UNH)
    Upgraded: 06/21/17

    UnitedHealth' s continued strong growth at Optum as well as UnitedHealthcare segments are driving growth. Its international business and strong capital position are other positives.

New Downgrades: JW.A, MTOR, GE, QRVO, NCR, MXIM, JACK, GPI, CAR, PTR

  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    (
    JW.A)
    Downgraded: 06/22/17

    John Wiley & Sons continues to face weak demand for printed books, owing to the shift from print to digital and increased share of rentals.

  • Meritor, Inc.
    (
    MTOR)
    Downgraded: 06/20/17

    Meritor expects results in fiscal 2017 to be lower year over year. Moreover, rising steel prices and customer concentration are other headwinds.

  • General Electric Company
    (
    GE)
    Downgraded: 06/20/17

    Huge restructuring costs, coupled with significant execution and integration risks are likely to be a drag on the profitability.

  • Qorvo, Inc.
    (
    QRVO)
    Downgraded: 06/20/17

    Qorvo operates in a competitive landscape that is becoming more complex with low barriers to entry, exerting pricing pressure and reducing margins.

  • Ncr Corporation
    (
    NCR)
    Downgraded: 06/20/17

    Softness in the ATM business in mature markets, intense competition and a high debt burden remain concerns.

  • Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    (
    MXIM)
    Downgraded: 06/20/17

    This problem with Maxim is that it is exacerbated by the concentration of its mobility revenue at Samsung, which could only be mitigated once its diversification strategy takes off.

  • Jack In The Box Inc.
    (
    JACK)
    Downgraded: 05/20/17

    A challenging sales environment leading to decelerating comps growth, rising costs, along with stiff competition in breakfast and lunch day parts raise caution

  • Group 1 Automotive, Inc.
    (
    GPI)
    Downgraded: 05/02/17

    Group 1 Automotive has been seeing a decline in new vehicle unit sales. It is also exposed to currency headwinds.

  • Avis Budget Group, Inc.
    (
    CAR)
    Downgraded: 04/18/17

    Operating in the vehicle rental industry, Avis Budget faces intense competition from other players, mainly on grounds of pricing.

  • Petrochina Company Limited
    (
    PTR)
    Downgraded: 03/02/17

    Crude downturn and cuts in domestic natural gas supply prices to industrial customers have wiped out earnings and hit PetroChina hard.

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