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Gartner (IT) to Report Q2 Earnings: What's in the Offing?

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Gartner, Inc. (IT - Free Report) is scheduled to report second-quarter 2022 results on Aug 2, before market open.

Let's check out how things have shaped up for Gartner prior to the announcement.

Gartner, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

Gartner, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

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Q2 Expectations

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Gartner’s second-quarter 2022 revenues is pegged at $1.32 billion, indicating growth of 13% from the year-ago quarter's reported figure.

The Research segment is likely to have benefited from distinct sales channels, new business and client retention. The Consulting segment’s revenues are likely to have been aided by growth in labor-based revenues and strength in its contract optimization business. The Conferences segment is expected to have been aided by contributions from some in-person events, besides the virtual conference mode, which helped Gartner attain cost savings and operational efficiencies.

Rising expenses are likely to have weighed on the bottom line. The consensus estimate for earnings stands at $2.14 per share, implying a decline of 4.5% from the year-ago reported figure.

What Our Model Says

Our proven model does not conclusively predict an earnings beat for Gartner this time around. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat, which is not the case here as elaborated below. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they're reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.

Gartner has an Earnings ESP of -1.09% and a Zacks Rank #3.

Stocks to Consider

Here are a few stocks worth considering from the broader Zacks Business Services sector, as our model shows that these have the right combination of elements to beat on second-quarter 2022 earnings:

Lumen Technologies, Inc. (LUMN - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +0.58% and a Zacks Rank of 1. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

LUMN has a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 17.6%, on average.

TuSimple Holdings Inc. (TSP - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +7.18% and a Zacks Rank of 3.

TuSimple has an expected earnings growth rate of 43.6% for the current year.  TSP has an expected revenue growth rate of 135.8% for the current year.

Avis Budget Group, Inc. (CAR - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +4.58% and is Zacks #3 Ranked.

Avis Budget has an expected earnings growth rate of 74.4% for the current year. CAR delivered a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 102%, on average.

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