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


Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide. It operates in three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. 

 JNJ releases the quarterly report on 01/22/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -5,10% EPS decrease and 1,90% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have increased their positions by 373.1k shares, while the Insiders bought shares for $421.81k .
Analysts believe  JNJ is undervalued by 12,49% at current prices.


The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North and Latin America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Greater China, India, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates in five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric & Home Care; and Baby, Feminine & Family Care. 

 PG releases the quarterly report on 01/23/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 9,60% EPS growth and 5,20% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 3.7M shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $288.5M .
Analysts believe  PG is undervalued by 3,08% at current prices.


Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN)

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Analog and Embedded Processing.

 TXN releases the quarterly report on 01/22/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -20,50% EPS decrease and -13,50% Revenue decrease .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have increased their positions by 497.6k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $826.19k .
Analysts believe  TXN is overvalued by -3,90% at current prices.


Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG)

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems, and related instruments and accessories. Its da Vinci Surgical System transforms the surgeon’s natural hand movements outside the body into corresponding micro-movements inside the patient’s body. 

 ISRG releases the quarterly report on 01/23/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 14,20% EPS growth and 18,30% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have increased their positions by 134.2k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $113.67k .
Analysts believe  ISRG is undervalued by 10,09% at current prices.


International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

International Business Machines Corporation operates as an integrated technology and services company worldwide. Its Cognitive Solutions segment offers a portfolio of enterprise artificial intelligence platforms, such as analytics and data management platforms, cloud data services, talent management, and industry solutions primarily under the Watson Platform, Watson Health, and Watson Internet of Things names. 

 IBM releases the quarterly report on 01/21/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -3,70% EPS decrease and -0,60% Revenue decrease .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 35.9k shares.
Analysts believe  IBM is undervalued by 4,84% at current prices.



Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet entertainment services. The company operates in three segments: Domestic streaming, International streaming, and Domestic DVD.

 NFLX releases the quarterly report on 01/21/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 73,30% EPS growth and 30,20% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have increased their positions by 4.6M shares.
Analysts believe  NFLX is undervalued by 7,71% at current prices.


American Express Company (AXP)

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products, and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through three segments: Global Consumer Services Group, Global Commercial Services, and Global Merchant and Network Services.

 AXP releases the quarterly report on 01/24/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 15,50% EPS growth and 8,40% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 8.8M shares, while the Insiders sold shares for 1.26M .
Analysts believe  AXP is undervalued by 1,81% at current prices.


Intel Corporation (INTC)

Intel Corporation offers computing, networking, data storage, and communication solutions worldwide. It operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, Programmable Solutions Group, and All Other segments.

 INTC releases the quarterly report on 01/23/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -2,30% EPS decrease and 3,00% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 176.9k shares, while the Insiders bought shares for $7.32M .
Analysts believe  INTC is overvalued by -1,21% at current prices.


Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

Abbott Laboratories discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells health care products worldwide. 

 ABT releases the quarterly report on 01/22/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 17,30% EPS growth and 6,40% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 2M shares.
Analysts believe  ABT is undervalued by 13,48% at current prices.


Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, Theme Parks, and Sky segments.

 CMCSA releases the quarterly report on 01/23/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 18,80% EPS growth and 1,20% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 14.4M shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $254.63k .
Analysts believe  CMCSA is undervalued by 10,61% 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


DISCLAIMER: The information in this blog post represents my own analysis/opinions and does not contain a recommendation for any particular security or investment. Stocks trading involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for every investor. Trade responsibly.

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