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Chicago, IL – August 1, 2018 - Stocks in this week’s article are BioTelemetry, Inc. (BEAT - Free Report) , Fair Isaac Corp. (FICO - Free Report) , Comerica Inc. (CMA - Free Report) and Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc. (BHBK - Free Report) .
4 Top Stocks to Buy on Blockbuster Earnings Growth
Right from the top brass to research analysts, constant earnings growth enthralls everyone. And why not? If the company doesn’t make money, it won’t stand the test of time. Take a company’s revenues over a given period of time, subtract the cost of production and you will have its earnings!
This metric is also considered to be the most noteworthy variable in influencing the share price. Better-than-expected earnings performances normally lead to a rally in the share price. However, in addition to actual earnings, expectations of earnings play a significant role in influencing the price of a stock.
Earnings Estimates Shape Share Prices
We have often seen a decline in the stock price despite earnings growth and a rally in the price following an earnings decline. This is largely a result of a company’s earnings failing to meet market expectations.
Earnings estimates embody analysts’ opinions of factors such as sales growth, product demand, competitive industry environment, profit margins and cost control. Thus, earnings estimates serve as a valuable tool while taking investment decisions. Earnings estimates also help analysts assess the cash flow to determine the fair value of a firm.
As the earnings season picks up pace, investors should be on the lookout for stocks that are ready to make a big move. Hence, it is important for investors to invest in stocks that have historical earnings growth and are also seeing a rise in quarterly and annual earnings estimates.
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