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 companies


NIKE, Inc. (NKE)

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide.

NKE releases the quarterly report on 03/24/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -8,80% EPS decrease and 3,43% Revenue growth.
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 288.9k shares.
Analysts believe  NKE is undervalued by 53,49% at current prices.


Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)

Micron Technology, Inc. manufactures and sells memory and storage solutions worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Compute and Networking Business Unit, Mobile Business Unit, Storage Business Unit, and Embedded Business Unit. 

MU releases the quarterly report on 03/25/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -78,40% EPS decrease and -19,55% Revenue decrease .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have increased their positions by 175.4k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $1.14M .
Analysts believe  MU is undervalued by 94,68% at current prices.


Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU)

Lululemon athletica inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, distributes, and retails athletic apparel and accessories for women, men, and female youth. It operates through two segments, Company-Operated Stores and Direct to Consumer. 

LULU releases the quarterly report on 03/26/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 21,10% EPS growth and 17,90% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 152.5k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $70.89M .
Analysts believe  LULU is undervalued by 57,80% at current prices.


Paychex, Inc. (PAYX)

Paychex, Inc. provides integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, benefits, human resource (HR), retirement, and insurance services for small- to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Europe. 

PAYX releases the quarterly report on 03/25/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 7,90% EPS growth and 6,54% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 232.9k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $14.33M .
Analysts believe  PAYX is undervalued by 53,30% at current prices.


FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS)

FactSet Research Systems Inc. provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to the investment and corporate communities in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company delivers insight and information through the workflow solutions of research, analytics and trading, content and technology solutions, and wealth.

FDS releases the quarterly report on 03/26/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 2,90% EPS growth and 4,23% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 14.2k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $1.71M .
Analysts believe  FDS is undervalued by 3,68% at current prices.


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

If you are interested in statistical analysis before the publication of the earnings reports, an analysis of the quarterly report results released or an analysis of the top 20 companies that release the earnings report during the week, I am waiting for you here.

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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


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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