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Chicago, IL – November 15, 2017 - Stocks in this week’s article include: Natus Medical Inc (BABY - Free Report) , GoPro Inc (GPRO - Free Report) , Enviva Partners LP (EVA - Free Report) and Bruker Corporation (BRKR - Free Report) .

Screen of the Week of Zacks Investment Research:

4 Top Stocks with Earnings Acceleration to Buy Now

Earnings are essentially revenues that the company generates after deducting the cost of production over a given period of time. Constant earnings growth interests almost everyone, right from the top brass to research analysts. This is because upbeat earnings serve as a indicator of a company’s profitability. It also more often than not leads to an uptick in the share price.

Earnings acceleration, however, works even better when it comes to lifting the stock price. Studies have shown that a majority of stocks had seen acceleration in earnings before a rally in the stock price.

Finding Future Outperformers

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.

Basically, earnings acceleration is the incremental growth in earnings of a company. 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 referred to as earnings acceleration.

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. On the other hand, 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.

This is the reason why earnings acceleration should be viewed as a key metric for share price outperformance.

And that's what we're screening for today…

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