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These 'Small Ball' Names Will Outperform the Market in 2019

Bret Jensen

This is the last heavy week of fourth quarter reports from companies within the S&P 500, with some 60 names reporting during the week. Earnings growth has been better than expected to this point with year-over-year profit growth north of 16%. While not the 20%-plus we have seen over the past few quarters, it is solidly above the approximate 14% rise that was the consensus before fourth quarter results started to hit the wires.