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


The Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, lawn and garden products, and d├ęcor products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself and professional customers. 

 HD releases the quarterly report on 02/25/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -6,20% EPS decrease and -2,70% Revenue decrease .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 83.2k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $21.59M .
Analysts believe  HD is overvalued by -1,01% at current prices.


Salesforce.com, inc. (CRM)

salesforce.com, inc. develops enterprise cloud computing solutions with a focus on customer relationship management worldwide. The company offers Sales Cloud to store data, monitor leads and progress, forecast opportunities, and gain insights through analytics and relationship intelligence, as well as deliver quotes, contracts, and invoices.

 CRM releases the quarterly report on 02/25/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -21,40% EPS decrease and 31,90% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 2.6M shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $22.43M .
Analysts believe  CRM is undervalued by 8,31% at current prices.


Intuit Inc. (INTU)

Intuit Inc. provides financial management and compliance products and services for consumers, small businesses, self-employed, and accounting professionals in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Small Business & Self-Employed, Consumer, and Strategic Partner.

 INTU releases the quarterly report on 02/24/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 3,00% EPS growth and 12,00% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have increased their positions by 914.7K shares.
Analysts believe  INTU is undervalued by 1,15% at current prices.


Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK)

Autodesk, Inc. is an American multinational software corporation that makes software services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education, and entertainment industries.

 ADSK releases the quarterly report on 02/27/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 93,50% EPS growth and 20,70% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 1.8M shares.
Analysts believe  ADSK is undervalued by 3,83% at current prices.


Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST)

Monster Beverage Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and distributes energy drink beverages and concentrates in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Monster Energy Drinks, Strategic Brands, and Other.

 MNST releases the quarterly report on 02/27/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 9,30% EPS growth and 8,30% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have increased their positions by 143.5K shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $5M .
Analysts believe  MNST is undervalued by 7,83% at current prices.


Square, Inc. (SQ)

Square, Inc. provides payment and point-of-sale solutions in the United States and internationally. The company’s commerce ecosystem includes point-of-sale software and hardware that offers sellers to payment and point-of-sale solutions.

 SQ releases the quarterly report on 02/26/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 50,00% EPS growth and 27,70% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 2.2M shares.
Analysts believe  SQ is overvalued by -0,47% at current prices.


Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW)

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. provides security platform solutions worldwide. The company provides firewall appliances and software; Panorama, a security management solution for the control of appliances deployed on an end-customer’s network as a virtual or a physical appliance; and Virtual System Upgrades, which are available as extensions to the virtual system capacity that ships with physical appliances. 

 PANW releases the quarterly report on 02/24/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -25,80% EPS decrease and 18,57% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 751.96k shares, while the Insiders bought shares for $5.19M .
Analysts believe  PANW is undervalued by 7,74% at current prices.


Weibo Corporation (WB)

Weibo Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a social media platform for people to create, distribute, and discover Chinese-language content. It operates in two segments, Advertising and Marketing Services, and Value-Added Services.

 WB releases the quarterly report on 02/26/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -10,00% EPS decrease and -2,50% Revenue decrease .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 2.1M shares.
Analysts believe  WB is undervalued by 5,59% at current prices.


Wayfair Inc. (W)

Wayfair Inc. engages in the e-commerce business in the United States, Europe, and internationally. It provides approximately 14 million products for the home sector under various brands. 

 W releases the quarterly report on 02/28/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -136,60% EPS decrease and 25,50% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 620k shares.
Analysts believe  W is undervalued by 23,90% at current prices.


Beyond Meat, Inc. (BYND)

Beyond Meat, Inc., a food company, provides plant-based meats. It offers its products in the meat platforms of beef, pork, and poultry. The company sells its products to various customers in the retail and foodservice channels through brokers and distributors in the United States and internationally. 

 BYND releases the quarterly report on 02/27/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect N/A EPS growth and N/A Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have increased their positions by 55.5k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $4.11M .
Analysts believe  BYND is undervalued by 5,75% 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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