Pre-Earnings Reports Analysis – Top 10 Stocks of The Week

The purpose of this analysis is to make available to readers a series of data relating to 10 of the most important companies that release the earnings reports during the week.

In particular, the data concern analysts ‘expectations about growth in EPS and Revenue, transactions in the last quarter by Hedge Funds and Insiders, analysts’ target price and a risk indicator.

The information mentioned above is contained within a “card”. In addition, you can find a stock price graph to compare it with the S&P 500 index (black line).


Information contained in the “card”:

  • “Estimated EPS / Revenue Growth Y-o-Y”: growth or decrease expected by analysts on Earnings-Per-Share (EPS) and Revenue in this quarter compared to the same quarter of 12 months before
  • “Hedge Funds Buy / Sell”: indicates the number of shares purchased (if the box is green) or sold (if the box is red) by Hedge Funds in the last quarter
  • “Insiders Buy / Sell”: the total value of the shares bought (if the box is green) or sold (if the box is red) by the Insiders in the last quarter
  • “Target Price”: the potential Upside (if the box is green) or Downside (if the box is red and with a negative sign) of the stock price in the following 12 months according to analysts
  • “Beta”: coefficent that measures the volatility of a stock’s returns relative to the market (S&P 500 index) in the last 60 months. The stock will be more risky than the market based on how much the beta is above 1

The information contained within the “cards” is for informational purposes only. Volatility during this event is high and the risks are high. Trade responsibly.


Top 10


Alphabet Inc. (GOOG)

Alphabet Inc. provides online advertising services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. It offers performance and brand advertising services. The company operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment offers products, such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube, as well as technical infrastructure.

 GOOG releases the quarterly report on 02/03/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -1,30% EPS decrease and 19,50% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 22.22k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $17.31M .
Analysts believe  GOOG is undervalued by 8,41% at current prices.


The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company’s Media Networks segment operates domestic cable networks under the Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, and National Geographic brands; and television broadcast network under the ABC brand, as well as eight owned domestic television stations.

 DIS releases the quarterly report on 02/04/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -20,70% EPS decrease and 35,82% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 1.1M shares.
Analysts believe  DIS is undervalued by 16,33% at current prices.


Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, intra-abdominal, fungal infection, insomnia, and inflammatory diseases; neuromuscular blocking agents; cholesterol modifying medicines; and anti-bacterial and vaginal contraceptive products. 

 MRK releases the quarterly report on 02/05/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 10,60% EPS growth and 8,90% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 8.6M shares.
Analysts believe  MRK is undervalued by 18,55% at current prices.


Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)

Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, other nicotine-containing products, and smoke-free products and related electronic devices and accessories. 

 PM releases the quarterly report on 02/06/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -3,20% EPS decrease and 2,20% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have increased their positions by 2.3M shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $895.73k .
Analysts believe  PM is undervalued by 22,13% at current prices.


QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

QUALCOMM Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital communication products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT); Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL); and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI).

 QCOM releases the quarterly report on 02/05/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -29,20% EPS decrease and -0,21% Revenue decrease .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 1.8M shares, while the Insiders bought shares for $42.3k .
Analysts believe  QCOM is undervalued by 17,08% at current prices.


Snap Inc. (SNAP)

Snap Inc. operates as a camera company in the United States and internationally. The company offers Snapchat, a camera application that helps people to communicate through short videos and images. It also provides Camera, a tool to personalize and add context to Snaps; Friends Page that allows creating and watching stories, chatting with groups, making voice and video calls, and communicating through a range of contextual stickers and Bitmojis; and Discover that helps surfacing the stories and shows from publishers, creators, and the community, based on a user’s subscriptions and interests. 

 SNAP releases the quarterly report on 02/04/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 125,00% EPS growth and 44,30% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have increased their positions by 10.9M shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $28.55M .
Analysts believe  SNAP is undervalued by 12,46% at current prices.


Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)

Twitter, Inc. operates as a platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter, a platform that allows users to consume, create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live with others.

 TWTR releases the quarterly report on 02/06/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -9,70% EPS decrease and 9,60% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have increased their positions by 661k shares.
Analysts believe  TWTR is undervalued by 6,22% at current prices.


Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants.

 CMG releases the quarterly report on 02/04/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 59,90% EPS growth and 14,30% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 84.2k shares.
Analysts believe  CMG is undervalued by 3,52% at current prices.


Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)

Activision Blizzard, Inc. develops and distributes content and services on video game consoles, personal computers (PC), and mobile devices. The company operates through three segments: Activision Publishing, Inc.; Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.; and King Digital Entertainment. 

 ATVI releases the quarterly report on 02/06/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -7,80% EPS decrease and -5,60% Revenue decrease .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have increased their positions by 2.1M shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $199.23k .
Analysts believe  ATVI is undervalued by 10,52% at current prices.

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Baidu, Inc. (BIDU)

Baidu, Inc. provides Internet search services in China and internationally. It operates through two segments, Baidu Core and iQIYI. 

 BIDU releases the quarterly report on 02/06/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -5,10% EPS decrease and -3,00% Revenue decrease .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 457.6k shares.
Analysts believe  BIDU is undervalued by 17,32% at current prices.


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This analysis provides you useful information on the best companies that will release the earnings reports soon.

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Sources & additional info

*Information on target prices, Insiders and Hedge Funds by tipranks.com
*Information on EPS and Revenues estimated by finance.yahoo.com
*The other earnings reports “card” information from barchart.com
*Charts by Tradingview.com


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