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Earnings ESP (Earnings Surprise Prediction)[?]

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Symbol Company
ESP Most Accurate
Price Zacks Rank %Surprise
(lst Qtr.)
Reporting Date
CFG Citizens 3.85% 0.54 0.52 34.73 2 6.12% 01/20/17
STI SunTrust 2.27% 0.90 0.88 53.84 2 2.25% 01/20/17
MCD McDonald 0.71% 1.42 1.41 122.18 3 9.46% 01/23/17
MDWD MediWoun 8.33% -0.22 -0.24 5.20 3 0.00% 01/23/17
YHOO Yahoo In 7.14% 0.15 0.14 42.09 3 20.00% 01/23/17

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  • Twenty-first Century Fox Inc.
    Upgraded: 01/20/17

    The performance of Cable Network Programming which has been magnificent in fiscal 2015 and 2016 owing to rising affiliate fees, continues to impress investors in the first-quarter fiscal 2017 too.

  • Staples Inc.
    Upgraded: 01/19/17

    Staples is streamlining its operations to enhance productivity and performance in North America by expanding its services, strengthening customer base, shutting down underperforming stores and containing fixed costs.

  • Linear Technology Corp.
    Upgraded: 01/19/17

    Linear’s solid business model, excellent products, ability to generate strong operating cash flows and dividend yield are the positives.

  • Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Upgraded: 01/19/17

    Illinois Tool Works is well positioned to benefit from its growth in end markets as well as contributions from Enterprise Initiatives. Also, the policy of rewarding its shareholders will work in the company's favor.

  • Canadian National Railway Co.
    Upgraded: 01/18/17

    We are impressed by the company’s efforts to reward shareholders through dividend payments and share buybacks.

  • Spectra Energy Corp.
    Upgraded: 01/18/17

    The company’s core fee-based businesses of storage, transmission, distribution and Canadian gathering and processing have the potential to move the needle toward solid earnings and cash flow.

  • Regency Centers Corp.
    Upgraded: 01/18/17

    Focus on building a premium portfolio of grocery-anchored shopping centers, which are usually necessity-driven along with the presence of leading grocers in its tenant roaster augur well for Regency.

  • Cimarex Energy Co.
    Upgraded: 01/17/17

    Cimarex has established a track record of focused and disciplined E&P capital spending.

  • Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
    Upgraded: 01/17/17

    Lions Gate always seeks strategic acquisitions and alliances to enhance its competitive position, to maximize return, and to build a diversified portfolio for future growth.

  • Lockheed Martin Corp.
    Upgraded: 01/14/17

    Lockheed Martin is the largest U.S. defense contractor with a platform-centric focus that guarantees a steady inflow of follow-on orders from a leveraged presence in the Army, Air Force, Navy and IT programs

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  • Pfizer Inc.
    Downgraded: 01/19/17

    The company continues to face headwinds in the form of genericization, pricing pressure and rising competition.

  • On Semiconductor Corp.
    Downgraded: 01/19/17

    The significant debt position and ever-increasing competition remain concerns.

  • Office Depot Inc.
    Downgraded: 01/19/17

    Persistent weakness in the office products sector, technological advancements and stiff competition from online retailers are weighing upon Office Depot’s performance.

  • J2 Global Inc.
    Downgraded: 01/19/17

    Sluggish economic growth and mounting debts act as headwinds for the company going forward.

  • Wendy's Co.
    Downgraded: 01/19/17

    Higher costs, incremental capital spending, macroeconomic concerns along with near-term pressure on comps remain potent headwinds

  • Community Health Systems Inc.
    Downgraded: 01/19/17

    Community Health’s significant exposure to the Medicaid program, revenue concentration, frequent acquisitions that results in integration risks and a highly leveraged balance sheet are key concerns.

  • J.m. Smucker Co.
    Downgraded: 01/18/17

    Smucker remains concerned with heightened competitive activity in the pet food business. Currency headwinds are also expected to remain a headwind.

  • Nustar Energy
    Downgraded: 01/18/17

    Weakness in Fuels Marketing and Pipeline segment continue to weigh on NuStar. High debt level is also a concern. 

  • Navient Corp.
    Downgraded: 01/18/17

    Navient’s top-line faces potential threat from lack of access to new loans and alternative sources of revenue. Also, mounting operating expenses and ongoing litigation issues remain added concerns.

  • Scana Corp.
    Downgraded: 01/17/17

    We are concerned about SCANA’s heavy debt level and the overall business risk.

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