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These 5 Companies are Earnings Perfection

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Earnings season isn’t over yet. This week, there are still several hundred companies reporting, including some of the most famous names in business.

But not every company has a great earnings track record. It’s not easy to beat every quarter, or nearly every quarter, for years at a time. It’s rare.

It takes good management and a relationship with analysts who clearly know the company. Sometimes it even takes a little bit of luck.

These 5 companies, though, are doing it.

Can they keep their perfect earnings records intact in 2018?

Companies with Perfect Earnings Surprise Records

1.    Shopify (SHOP - Free Report) hasn’t missed since it’s 2015 IPO. Not only that, it’s earnings beats have been large nearly every quarter. It’s not just beating by a penny. When will the analysts catch up to the good news?

2.    Shake Shack (SHAK - Free Report) is an example of the principle that the beat isn’t everything. Just because a company hasn’t missed since its 2015 IPO, doesn’t mean that the shares are necessarily going to skyrocket. With Shake Shack, same-shack-sales also come into play. Watch labor costs as well this quarter.

3.    AMN Healthcare (AMN - Free Report) is overlooked by investors even though it hasn’t missed in 5 years and the shares are hitting new 5-year highs. This medical staffing company seems to be in the right niche just as the economy is heating up.

4.    CBS Corporation (CBS - Free Report) hasn’t missed in 5 years either, but shares have been all over the map during that time. They have again pulled back off the high. Will the earnings report turn the shares around?

5.    Deere & Company (DE - Free Report) has a heck of a track record, with no misses in the last 5 years. It managed expectations well in 2013 through 2016 when the agriculture industry went into the doldrums and farmers stopped buying new equipment. It often lowered guidance ahead of time to keep its track record intact. But now, it appears to be a hot construction equipment market which is driving the stock. With shares near 5-year highs, has it lost control of expectations?

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