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"Five Leading Stocks With Rising Earnings Estimates
By Ed Carson, Investor's Business Daily
Posted 08:05 AM
Analysts typically mark down profit forecasts as reporting dates near, while many companies have been issuing cautious guidance. So highly rated stocks with rising earnings estimates bear special notice.
IBD's Screen Of The Day is Leaders With Rising Estimates. The five companies* are CommVault Systems (CVLT), SodaStream International (SODA), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), Aruba Networks (ARUN) and 3D Systems (DDD). All but Green Mountain are on the IBD 50 list.
CommVault Systems on Wednesday reported fiscal Q3 profit of 39 cents a share, up 44% vs. a year earlier and 7 cents above Wall Street forecasts. Revenue advanced 24% to $128.1 million. The data management software maker's shares vaulted 9% that day to a new high. The stock fell a fraction Thursday.
Analysts now expect a 14% EPS gain in its current Q4.
SodaStream sells in-home carbonated drink systems. The Israeli-based firm has long touted the convenience and cost savings, recently stressing the environmental benefits of not buying plastic soda bottles. It's scheduled to air an ad during the Super Bowl broadcast Sunday — after taking out references to Coca-Cola (KO) and PepsiCo (PEP).
SodaStream is expected to report a 19% EPS gain next week.
The stock hit a record high last week, but have fallen for the past four sessions, including a reversal Wednesday and a 5% drop Thursday.
Green Mountain Coffee isn't a competitor of SodaStream, but it does cater to the growing appeal of making premium beverages at home, with its Keurig brewers and K-Cup pods. The company is no longer turning out triple-digit growth — but lately it hasn't been slashing estimates either. Green Mountain seems to be weathering increased competition from Starbucks (SBUX) and others. Wall Street sees an 8% EPS gain next week.
Green Mountain shares rose 2% Thursday. The stock is near its best levels since early May.
Aruba Networks provides wireless local area network (WLAN) and other mobile networking services for businesses with much more flexible workforces.
Aruba's revenue growth has slowed for the past six quarters — from 53% to 21% — so that's something to watch. But analysts expect a solid 19% EPS gain later this month.
Aruba shares fell 2.5% Thursday to 23.04, wiping out the gains from last week's breakout effort. The stock intraday Wednesday hit a 10-month high, but Aruba has struggled in the 23-25 area several times in the past year.