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Lennar (LEN) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -1.33% and -5.31%, respectively, for the quarter ended February 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

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Chicago, IL – March 7, 2019 - Stocks in this week’s article are ABM Industries ABM, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings AAWW, Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated DBD, C&J Energy Services CJ and Arrow Electronics ARW.

5 Stocks in Focus Following Broker Rating Upgrades

The Q4 earnings season is almost over with the majority of the companies having already unveiled their quarterly financial numbers. A high proportion of companies have reported better-than-expected earnings in the reporting cycle.

Generally, an earnings beat by a company leads to an appreciation in its stock price. Given this backdrop, investors like to add outperformers to their respective portfolios for healthy returns.

However, with a deluge of earnings reports flooding the market, pinpointing outperformers is by no means an easy task for individual investors. In the absence of proper guidance, identifying a winning stock is akin to searching for ‘a needle in a haystack’. The proper guidance, in this respect, comes from brokers, who are deemed to be experts, equipped with vast knowledge and know how as far the field of investing is concerned.

Of the three types of brokers/analysts (sell-side, buy-side and independent) present in the investment world, sell-side analysts are most common. Various brokerage firms employ them to provide unbiased opinion to investors after thorough research. Buy-side analysts are employed by hedge funds, mutual funds etc. while the independent ones simply sell their reports to investors.

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