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For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – March 8, 2021 – Stocks in this week’s article are Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. AAWW, Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. CCRN, Consol Energy Inc. CEIX, Triumph Group, Inc. TGI and Builders FirstSource, Inc. BLDR.

5 Stocks to Watch Following Recent Broker Upgrades

The Q4 earnings season is in its last leg. The emerging picture suggests improvement from the earlier quarters of 2020. Per our most recent Earnings Outlook, 79.3% of the S&P 500 companies to have reported have come up with better-than-expected earnings per share for the December quarter. This is highly encouraging, particularly in the current coronavirus-scarred scenario. Notably, an earnings beat generally leads to stock-price appreciation.

Given this backdrop, investors would like to add outperformers to their portfolios to yield impressive returns. However, with a plethora of stocks available at any particular point of time, the task of selecting the right stocks is not easy for individual investors. Choice of improper stocks can adversely impact his/her returns, thereby ruining the very objective of investing the hard-earned money in the highly unpredictable stock market.

What's the Way Forward?

To avoid the above predicament, the opinion of brokers is highly valued by investors as they have a clear insight into the nitty-gritties of the investment world. Brokers thoroughly scrutinize the publicly-available financial documents, apart from attending company conference calls and other presentations. Of the three types of brokers/analysts (sell-side, buy-side and independent) present in the investment world, sell-side analysts are the most common.

Brokers revise their earnings estimates after carefully examining the pros and cons of an event for the concerned stock. Estimates can move north for a number of reasons — favorable earnings performance, a bullish guidance, product launch or any favorable macro scenario. 

Similarly, lackluster earnings often lead to stock-price depreciation. Investors tend to be guided by the direction of estimate revisions and stock price, while formulating their investment strategies.

For the rest of this Screen of the Week article please visit Zacks.com at: https://www.zacks.com/stock/news/1274042/5-stocks-to-look-out-for-following-recent-upgrades-by-brokers

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