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The Best Earnings Charts to Finish the Week

This is another big week for earnings, with over 1,000 companies expected to report including some of the most-watched names on the Street.

These 5 companies have great earnings surprise track records. 4 out of 5 of them have only missed one time in the last 5 years. That’s an incredible record which is difficult to maintain quarter after quarter.

Many people think it’s easy to tinker with the EPS guidance and then magically “beat” the analyst consensus every quarter, but most businesses have cycles which makes it difficult to predict.

A good earnings surprise track record, therefore, usually indicates solid management that is good at communicating with the analysts.

Will these 5 companies continue with their hot streaks this week?

The Best Earnings Charts to Finish the Week

1.    Qualcomm QCOM is in the doghouse with investors, but it has a great track record of beating with just one miss since 2014. Technology investors will certainly be tuning into this report.

2.    Ctrip.com CTRP is a Chinese online travel agency. It hasn’t missed since 2014. If you’re looking for ways to gauge how hot the Chinese economy, you’ll want to watch this report. It has its hand on the pulse of the middle class Chinese traveler.

3.    FireEye FEYE has only missed once in 5 years but shares have been in a narrow trading range for years. Will another beat finally push them higher?

4.    Ferrari RACE is the new darling of growth investors. It has only missed once since its 2015 IPO. Can the shares keep up this blistering move higher?

5.    Starbucks SBUX has only missed once in 5 years but investors have soured on the world’s largest coffee company. Shares have been stuck in a narrow range, missing out on the recent stock rally. How much longer will investors be patient?

[In full disclosure, the author of this article owns shares of SBUX in her personal portfolio.]

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