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Chicago, IL – May 14, 2020 - Stocks in this week’s article are Scorpio Tankers Inc. STNG, 21Vianet Group Inc. VNET and Ardmore Shipping Corp. ASC.

3 Must-Own Stocks Boasting Earnings Acceleration

Take a company’s revenues over a given period of time, subtract the cost of production and you will have its earnings! Right from the top brass to research analysts, earnings growth interests all. This is because upbeat earnings serve as an indicator of a company’s profitability. It also more often than not leads to an uptick in the share price.

Studies, however, have shown that a majority of successful stocks have seen acceleration in earnings before a positive stock price movement. Hence, earnings acceleration works even better in lifting the stock price.

Future Outperformers

Basically, earnings acceleration is the incremental growth in earnings of a company. In other words, if the rate of a company’s quarter-over-quarter earnings growth increases within a stipulated frame of time, it can be referred to as earnings acceleration.

Earnings acceleration helps spot stocks that haven’t caught the attention of investors yet, which once secured will invariably lead to an uptick in the share price. This is because earnings acceleration considers both direction and magnitude of growth rates. However, if you pick stocks just on the basis of earnings growth then you are paying for something that has already been reflected in the stock price.

Increase in the percentage of earnings growth convinces us about the fundamental soundness of the company. A sideways percentage of earnings growth, in the meanwhile, indicates a period of consolidation or slowdown. If the earnings growth percentage moderates, share prices are more likely to decline.

This is the reason why earnings acceleration should be viewed as a key metric for share price outperformance.

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