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Financial Services, Technology, Healthcare, Industrials

The 2Q20 EPS season is in the record books, and the results were not pretty. Through late August, Refinitiv reported that S&P 500 earnings declined at a 30.5% rate. The Industrial and Energy groups were the weakest performers, while the defensive Utilities and Healthcare sectors were the strongest, up in the mid-single digits. The Tech sector's earnings increased 3%. Our analysts are always on the lookout for companies that raise their outlooks during earnings season. Management's ability to "raise guidance" can often be a catalyst to strong returns in the quarters ahead. There were not many in this most-recent period. Here are 12 BUY-rated companies in Argus Coverage for which management has raised guidance or increased its outlook during the recent EPS reporting season.

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