Looking for a stock that might be in a good position to beat earnings at its next report? Consider AGCO Corporation (AGCO - Free Report) , a firm in the Manufacturing - Farm Equipment industry, which could be a great candidate for another beat.
This company has seen a nice streak of beating earnings estimates, especially when looking at the previous two reports. In fact, in these reports, AGCO has beaten estimates by at least 10% in both cases, suggesting it has a nice short-term history of crushing expectations.
Earnings in Focus
Two quarters ago, AGCO expected to post loss of 17 cents per share, while it actually produced a loss of only 2 cents per share, a beat of 88.2%. Meanwhile, for the most recent quarter, the company looked to deliver earnings of $1.04 per share, when it actually delivered earnings of $1.15 per share, representing 10.6% positive surprise.
AGCO Corporation Price and EPS Surprise
Thanks in part to this history, recent estimates have been moving higher for AGCO Corp. In fact, the Earnings ESP for AGCO is positive, which is a great sign of a coming beat.
After all, the Zacks Earnings ESP compares the most accurate estimate to the broad consensus, looking to find stocks that have seen big revisions as of late, suggesting that analysts have recently become more bullish on the company’s earnings prospects. This is the case for AGCO, as the firm currently has a Zacks Earnings ESP of +0.08%, so another beat could be around the corner.
This is particularly true when you consider that AGCO has a great Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) which can be a harbinger of outperformance and a signal for a strong earnings profile. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
When you add this solid Zacks Rank to a positive Earnings ESP, a positive earnings surprise happens nearly 70% of the time, so it seems pretty likely that AGCO could see another beat at its next report, especially if recent trends are any guide.
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