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The Best Earnings Charts to Start the Week

Tracey Ryniec

Earnings season is picking up steam fast as over 1,000 companies are expected to report earnings this week.

Who has time to look through them all to see which have the best track records?

Tracey went through them so you don’t have to and picked out only the best.

It’s not easy to beat the consensus every quarter for years. Even when management is able to “massage” the number, it’s hard to do so quarter in, and quarter out.

Here are a few with the best track records and interesting charts reporting this week. Will they be able to keep it up this quarter?

The Best Earnings Chart to Start Out the Week

1.    3M MMM has beat 7 quarters in a row and shares look like they could break out again.

2.    Discover Financial Services DFS has missed 3 times in the last 5 years but it still has a consistent track record. Be sure to watch what’s going on with charge offs.

3.    Lockheed Martin LMT has missed only one time in the last 5 years. The defense contractors have been hot the last several years. Can it keep the momentum?

4.    Ryder R is coming off a rare miss last quarter which just confirms that just because your track record is great over the last 5 years is no guarantee that you can keep it going. Will they rebound?

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