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5 of the Best Earnings Charts This Week

Earnings season has started off with a bang this quarter.

This week is key because there will be a big cross section of names reporting earnings from many different sectors including the railroads, big industrials, technology and regional banks.

We should get a good look at the US and global economy through these reports this week.

It’s not easy to beat the estimate nearly every quarter for years. But these companies have been doing just that.

Each has missed on earnings only once in the last 5 years. That’s impressive, especially in some industries, like energy, where business has gotten shaky over the last few years.

Can they keep up their earnings streaks this quarter?

5 of the Best Earnings Charts This Week

1.    CSX CSX has missed just once in the last 5 years and it was all the way back in early 2014. They kept their earnings streak alive despite falling rail volumes over the last year. The railroads are poised for a comeback, though. Will we see improved numbers this quarter?

2.    Honeywell HON has one of the best-looking charts on the Street yet it gets so little love from most investors. Shares are up 16.5% year-to-date. That’s not too shabby for one of the “former” old school Dow Industrial components.

3.    Schlumberger SLB has seen its shares sell off in 2017 on fears that crude may go lower again. Still, it has beat four quarters in a row. If you want to know what’s going on in shale drilling, this is one to watch.

4.    United Rentals URI is a Trump Trade stock. This equipment rental company would likely see big business if the infrastructure stimulus is passed. But how is business in the meantime?

5.    Qualcomm QCOM has missed only once in the last five years but shares have been on a roller coaster. Will this earnings report give it a boost?

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

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