Why Investors Need to Take Advantage of These 2 Oils-Energy Stocks Now

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Quarterly financial reports play a vital role on Wall Street, as they help investors see how a company has performed and what might be coming down the road in the near-term. And out of all of the metrics and results to consider, earnings is one of the most important.

Life and the stock market are both about expectations, and rising above what is expected is often rewarded, while falling short can come with negative consequences. Investors might want to try to capture stronger returns by finding positive earnings surprises.

2 Stocks to Add to Your Watchlist

The Zacks Expected Surprise Prediction, or ESP, works by locking in on the most up-to-date analyst earnings revisions because they can be more accurate than estimates from weeks or even months before the actual release date. The thinking is pretty straightforward: analysts who provide earnings estimates closer to the report are likely to have more information. With this in mind, the Expected Surprise Prediction compares the Most Accurate Estimate (being the most recent) against the overall Zacks Consensus Estimate. The percentage difference provides the ESP figure.

The last thing we will do today, now that we have a grasp on the ESP and how powerful of a tool it can be, is to look at a qualifying stock. Diamondback Energy (FANG) holds a Zacks Rank #3 at the moment and its Most Accurate Estimate comes in at $4.97 a share 27 days away from its upcoming earnings release on August 5, 2024.

FANG has an Earnings ESP figure of 3.37%, which, as explained above, is calculated by taking the percentage difference between the $4.97 Most Accurate Estimate and the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $4.80.

FANG is just one of a large group of Oils-Energy stocks with a positive ESP figure. FuelCell Energy (FCEL) is another qualifying stock you may want to consider.

FuelCell Energy is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock, and is getting ready to report earnings on September 9, 2024. FCEL’s Most Accurate Estimate sits at -$0.07 a share 62 days from its next earnings release.

FuelCell Energy’s Earnings ESP figure currently stands at 3.45% after taking the percentage difference between its Most Accurate Estimate and its Zacks Consensus Estimate of -$0.07.

Because both stocks hold a positive Earnings ESP, FANG and FCEL could potentially post earnings beats in their next reports.

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