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Hain Celestial Q3 Earnings: Will HAIN Pull a Surprise?

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. HAIN is slated to release third-quarter fiscal 2016 results on May 4. The big question facing investors is, whether this organic and natural products company will be able to deliver a positive earnings surprise in the quarter to be reported. In the trailing four quarters, the company outperformed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by an average of 1.4%. Let’s see how things are shaping up for this announcement.

Zacks Model Shows Unlikely Earnings Beat

Our proven model does not conclusively show that Hain Celestial is likely to beat earnings estimates this quarter. This is because a stock needs to have both a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1, 2 or 3 for this to happen. Hain Celestial has an Earnings ESP of 0.00% as the Most Accurate estimate and the Zacks Consensus Estimate both stand at 49 cents. The company carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), which increases the predictive power of ESP. However, the company’s ESP of 0.00% makes surprise prediction difficult.

Factors Influencing this Quarter

Hain Celestial’s strategic investments, along with its continued efforts to contain costs, increase productivity and enhance cash flows and margins, enable the company to deliver healthy results. However, rising competition and aggressive pricing may weigh on its quarterly performance as more and more companies are entering as well as expanding their presence in the Organic & Natural food business.

 

Stocks Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates

Here are some companies you may want to consider as our model shows that these have the right combination of elements to post an earnings beat:

The Wendy's Company WEN has an Earnings ESP of +16.67% and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. EL has an Earnings ESP of +1.67% and a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

The Kroger Co. KR has an Earnings ESP of +1.45% and a Zacks Rank #3.

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