Pre-Earnings Reports Analysis – Top 5 Stocks of The Week

The purpose of this analysis is to make available to readers a series of data relating to 5 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 5 Stocks


Accenture plc (ACN)

Accenture plc provides consulting, technology, and outsourcing services worldwide. Its Communications, Media & Technology segment provides professional services for clients to accelerate and deliver digital transformation, develop industry-specific solutions, and enhance efficiencies and business results for communications, media, high tech, software, and platform companies.

ACN releases the quarterly report on 03/19/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -0,60% EPS decrease and 6,08% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 84.9k shares.
Analysts believe  ACN is undervalued by 31,64% at current prices.


Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI)

Darden Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full-service restaurants in the United States and Canada. 

DRI releases the quarterly report on 03/19/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 3,90% EPS growth and 3,25% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 74.1k shares, while the Insiders bought shares for $73.48k .
Analysts believe  DRI is undervalued by 72,38% at current prices.


Tiffany & Co. (TIF)

Tiffany & Co., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and retails jewelry and other items in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Japan, Europe, and internationally.

TIF releases the quarterly report on 03/20/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 6,00% EPS growth and 3,30% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 9.9M shares.
Analysts believe  TIF is undervalued by 3,30% at current prices.


Lennar Corporation (LEN)

Lennar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a homebuilder primarily under the Lennar brand in the United States. It operates through Homebuilding East, Homebuilding Central, Homebuilding Texas, Homebuilding West, Lennar Financial Services, Lennar Multifamily, and Rialto segments. 

LEN releases the quarterly report on 03/19/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 16,70% EPS growth and 0,40% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 2.3M shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $22.72M .
Analysts believe  LEN is undervalued by 50,68% at current prices.


Five Below, Inc. (FIVE)

Five Below, Inc. operates as a specialty value retailer in the United States. It offers accessories, including novelty socks, sunglasses, jewelry, scarves, gloves, hair accessories, athletic tops and bottoms, and T-shirts, as well as nail polishes, lip glosses, fragrances, and branded cosmetics; and items used to complete and personalize living space, including glitter lamps, posters, frames, fleece blankets, plush items, pillows, candles, incense, lighting, novelty d├ęcor, and related items, as well as provides storage options for the customers room. 

FIVE releases the quarterly report on 03/18/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 22,00% EPS growth and 14,00% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 32k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $591.15k .
Analysts believe  FIVE is undervalued by 75,26% at current prices.



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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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