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These 20 S&P 500 companies have posted the biggest sales surprises this earnings season

Philip van Doorn
These 20 S&P 500 companies have posted the biggest sales surprises this earnings season

DEEP DIVE The earnings game on Wall Street is stacked in favor of generating positive headlines for companies as they “beat” earnings estimates. Investors have learned to take many earnings-season “surprises” with a grain of salt, but some surprises are important enough to drive analysts’ estimates significantly higher, which in turn can support higher share prices over the long term.