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


Walmart Inc. (WMT)

Walmart Inc. engages in the retail and wholesale operations in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. 

WMT releases the quarterly report on 02/18/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 2,10% EPS growth and 2,70% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 733.4k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $989.44k .
Analysts believe  WMT is undervalued by 7,13% at current prices.


Medtronic plc (MDT)

Medtronic plc develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells device-based medical therapies to hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients worldwide. It operates in four segments: Cardiac and Vascular Group, Minimally Invasive Therapies Group, Restorative Therapies Group, and Diabetes Group. 

MDT releases the quarterly report on 02/18/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 7,00% EPS growth and 3,58% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 1.1M shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $5.21M .
Analysts believe  MDT is undervalued by 8,88% at current prices.


Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)

Analog Devices, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software, and subsystems that leverage analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing technologies. 

ADI releases the quarterly report on 02/19/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -24,80% EPS decrease and -15,58% Revenue decrease .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 2.5M shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $6.49M .
Analysts believe  ADI is undervalued by 9,45% at current prices.


Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A)

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions to the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Life Sciences and Applied Markets, Diagnostics and Genomics, and Agilent CrossLab. 

A releases the quarterly report on 02/18/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 6,60% EPS growth and 5,14% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have increased their positions by 3.2M shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $2.35M .
Analysts believe  A is undervalued by 4,53% at current prices.


Realty Income Corporation (O)

Realty Income, The Monthly Dividend Company is an S&P 500 company dedicated to providing stockholders with dependable monthly income. The company is structured as a REIT, and its monthly dividends are supported by the cash flow from over 5,900 real estate properties owned under long-term lease agreements with commercial tenants.

O releases the quarterly report on 02/19/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 17,20% EPS growth and 13,30% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 33.5k shares.
Analysts believe  O is undervalued by 1,68% at current prices.


Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK)

Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides data analytics solutions in the United States and internationally. It provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, and various other fields. The company operates through three segments: Insurance, Energy and Specialized Markets, and Financial Services.

VRSK releases the quarterly report on 02/18/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 7,70% EPS growth and 9,20% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have increased their positions by 162.9k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $4.16M .
Analysts believe  VRSK is overvalued by -1,62% at current prices.


Deere & Company (DE)

Deere & Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes various equipment worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Agriculture and Turf, Construction and Forestry, and Financial Services.

DE releases the quarterly report on 02/21/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -16,90% EPS decrease and -19,17% Revenue decrease .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 4M shares.
Analysts believe  DE is undervalued by 6,93% at current prices.


Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL)

Hormel Foods Corporation produces and markets various meat and food products to retail, foodservice, deli, and commercial customers in the United States and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Grocery Products, Refrigerated Foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store, and International & Other. 

HRL releases the quarterly report on 02/20/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 4,50% EPS growth and 0,42% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 120.4k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $2.94M .
Analysts believe  HRL is overvalued by -12,31% at current prices.


Dropbox, Inc. (DBX)

Dropbox, Inc. provides a collaboration platform worldwide. Its platform allows individuals, teams, and organizations to collaborate and sign up for free through its Website or app, as well as upgrade to a paid subscription plan for premium features.

DBX releases the quarterly report on 02/20/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 40,00% EPS growth and 18,00% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 99.6k shares.
Analysts believe  DBX is undervalued by 2,54% at current prices.


Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (DPZ)

Domino’s Pizza, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a pizza delivery company in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Stores, International Franchise, and Supply Chain. The company offers pizzas under the Domino’s brand name through company-owned and franchised stores. 

DPZ releases the quarterly report on 02/20/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 13,70% EPS growth and 3,90% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 626.6k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $332.12k .
Analysts believe  DPZ is undervalued by 6,28% 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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