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Chicago, IL – February 4, 2021 – Stocks in this week’s article are Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (
HLF Quick Quote HLF - Free Report) , Toll Brothers, Inc. ( TOL Quick Quote TOL - Free Report) and Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM Quick Quote XOM - Free Report) . 3 Stocks to Keep an Eye On for Solid Earnings Acceleration
Earnings are essentially revenues that the company generates after deducting the cost of production over a given period of time. Constant earnings growth captivates almost everyone, right from the top brass to research analysts. This is because earnings are a measure of the money a company is making.
Yet, earnings acceleration works even better when it comes to lifting the stock price. Studies have shown that a majority of successful stocks had seen acceleration in earnings before an uptick in the stock price.
Earnings acceleration, in fact, is the incremental growth in a company’s earnings per share (EPS). In other words, if the rate of a company’s quarter-over-quarter earnings growth increases within a stipulated frame of time, it can be called earnings acceleration.
In case of earnings growth, you pay for something that is already reflected in the stock price. But earnings acceleration helps spot stocks that haven’t caught the attention of investors yet, which once secured will invariably lead to a rally in the share price. This is because earnings acceleration considers both direction and magnitude of growth rates.
Increasing percentage of earnings growth means that the company is fundamentally sound and has been on the right track for a considerable period of time. Meanwhile, a sideways percentage of earnings growth indicates a period of consolidation or slowdown, while a decelerating percentage of earnings growth may at times drag prices down.
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