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


RPM International Inc. (RPM)

RPM International Inc. manufactures and sells specialty chemicals for the industrial, specialty, and consumer markets worldwide. Its Industrial segment offers waterproofing, coatings, and institutional roofing systems; sealants, air barriers, tapes, and foams; residential home weatherization systems; roofing and building maintenance and related services; sealing and bonding, and flooring and in-plant glazing solutions; solutions for fire stopping and intumescent steel coating, and the manufacturing industry; polymer flooring systems; and fiberglass reinforced plastic gratings and shapes. 

RPM releases the quarterly report on 04/08/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 42,90% EPS growth and 64,77% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 35.6k shares, while the Insiders bought shares for $4.43M .
Analysts believe  RPM is undervalued by 31,37% at current prices.


Levi Strauss & Co. (LEVI)

Levi Strauss & Co. operates as an apparel company. It designs, markets, and sells jeans, casual and dress pants, tops, shorts, skirts, jackets, footwear, and related accessories for men, women, and children in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. 

LEVI releases the quarterly report on 04/07/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -7,89% EPS decrease and 3,21% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 565.7k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $2.91M .
Analysts believe  LEVI is undervalued by 119,35% at current prices.


MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (MSM)

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. The company’s MRO products comprise cutting tools, measuring instruments, tooling components, metalworking products, fasteners, flat stock products, raw materials, abrasives, machinery hand and power tools, safety and janitorial supplies, plumbing supplies, materials handling products, power transmission components, and electrical supplies.

MSM releases the quarterly report on 04/08/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect -20,20% EPS decrease and -4,40% Revenue decrease .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have increased their positions by 598k shares, while the Insiders bought shares for $3.12k .
Analysts believe  MSM is undervalued by 28,41% at current prices.


PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT)

PriceSmart, Inc. owns and operates U.S. style membership shopping warehouse clubs in Central America, the Caribbean, and Colombia. Its warehouse clubs sells brand name and private label consumer goods to individuals and businesses. 

PSMT releases the quarterly report on 04/08/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 2,50% EPS growth and 4,80% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 1.7k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $31.59k .
Analysts believe  PSMT is undervalued by 45,20% at current prices.


WD-40 Company (WDFC)

WD-40 Company develops and sells maintenance products, and homecare and cleaning products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific.

WDFC releases the quarterly report on 04/09/20 .
Analysts in this quarter expect 6,10% EPS growth and 1,98% Revenue growth .
In the last quarter Hedge Funds have decreased their positions by 3.5k shares, while the Insiders sold shares for $128.05k .
Analysts believe  WDFC is undervalued by 31,96% 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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