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These 2 Finance Stocks Could Beat Earnings: Why They Should Be on Your Radar

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.

We know earnings results are vital, but how a company performs compared to bottom line expectations can be even more important when it comes to stock prices, especially in the near-term. This means that investors might want to take advantage of these earnings surprises.

2 Stocks to Add to Your Watchlist

The Zacks Earnings ESP, or Expected Surprise Prediction, aims to find earnings surprises by focusing on the most recent analyst revisions. The basic premise is that if an analyst reevaluates their earnings estimate ahead of an earnings release, it means they likely have new information that could possibly be more accurate. The core of the ESP model is comparing the Most Accurate Estimate to the Zacks Consensus Estimate, where the resulting percentage difference between the two equals the Expected Surprise Prediction.

The final step today is to look at a stock that meets our ESP qualifications. Blackstone Mortgage Trust (BXMT) earns a Zacks Rank #2 29 days from its next quarterly earnings release on October 26, 2022, and its Most Accurate Estimate comes in at $0.70 a share.

By taking the percentage difference between the $0.70 Most Accurate Estimate and the $0.67 Zacks Consensus Estimate, Blackstone Mortgage Trust has an Earnings ESP of 3.96%.

BXMT is one of just a large database of Finance stocks with positive ESPs. Another solid-looking stock is Starwood Property Trust (STWD).

Starwood Property Trust is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock, and is getting ready to report earnings on November 8, 2022. STWD's Most Accurate Estimate sits at $0.58 a share 42 days from its next earnings release.

Starwood Property Trust's Earnings ESP figure currently stands at 8.75% after taking the percentage difference between its Most Accurate Estimate and its Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.53.

BXMT and STWD's positive ESP figures tell us that both stocks have a good chance at beating analyst expectations in their next earnings report.

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Use the Zacks Earnings ESP Filter to turn up stocks with the highest probability of positively, or negatively, surprising to buy or sell before they're reported for profitable earnings season trading. Check it out here >>


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