The stock market opened higher on Monday, as investors seem to think that the U.S.-led Syrian air strike will not lead to greater conflict. This strike also coincided with the real start of the first quarter earnings season. Investors should use this approach to resist the recent fluctuations that have plagued the market.
On Friday, banking giants JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Citigroup (C) and PNC Financial (PNC) announced their first quarter financial results. Looking ahead, investors should use this much-anticipated period to try to make up for any losses they may suffer during the postponement of the bearish period.
Even so, investors still need to be selective during the earnings season and look for stocks that appear to be ready for quarterly earnings forecasts. Instead, investors should stay away from any company that may be disappointed by the lower-than-expected report income.
Fortunately, Zacks Premium customers can use the revenue ESP filter to search for stocks that are expected to unexpectedly appear in some way.
This is because, in general, when analysts release valuations before the proceeds are released, this means that the new information they have may be more accurate than analysts would think about the company two or three months ago.
A positive income ESP with Zacks ranking #3 (holding) or better ranked pairing helps us to have confidence in the potential of profitability. In fact, our 10-year retrospective shows that this method accurately produced positive surprises in 70% of the time.
Today, we are giving readers a free look at three stocks that appear to be preparing for a profitable rhythm this week.
Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Paycom Software Corporation (PAYC)
Paycom Software is a provider of cloud-based human capital management software solutions, available as “software as a service.” Paycom is one of the first online pay options, so this is a very interesting company. The company has first-mover advantages and industry-leading products, and there has been a lot of growth before that.
PAYC is currently ranked #1 in sports Zacks (strong buy). Based on our recent consensus estimate, we expect the company’s current earnings per share to increase by 89% per fiscal year and revenue growth by 26%. Looking forward, Paycom expects to increase its profitability at an annual rate of nearly 25% over the next three to five years. The stock price is 45 times the 12-month option price, but its PEG ratio of 1.8 is actually quite attractive.
Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Boston Omaha (NASDAQ:BOMN)
When I looked for a portfolio candidate worth holding in the next 50 years, several large corporate groups – including Berkshire Hathaway – thought of it. But I decided to go out and choose Boston Omaha. This small, relatively unfamiliar company has a huge long-term commitment.
By the way, Boston Omaha just held its initial public offering in June 2017. But it really started to stir in December of last year when Wall Street Journal disclosed that one of its co-chief executives, Alex Buffett Jack, was his former nephew, Berkshire Hathaway’s chief executive Warren Buffett. . However, although Mr. Buffett pointed out that his young relatives had “very good minds” and “good values”, he made it clear that he (Warren) had nothing to do with the actual business of Omaha in Boston.
Despite this, when I read the third annual letter from Boston Omaha to shareholders earlier this month, Boston Omaha paid close attention to Berkshire’s proven capital allocation style and method of creating long-term shareholder value. At present, Boston Omaha still does not achieve sustainable profitability. Its business is limited to billboard rental, guarantee insurance and investment in several smaller real estate businesses.
But management is building a business to support greater revenue – whether it is through organic growth or acquisition growth – moving forward. I think that early investors who buy and observe company strategy in the next few years will be satisfied with their decision.
Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Visa Inc(V)
In some respects, this company has perfect business… A proverbial toll road used by consumers in good times and bad times. People never really stop using credit cards and debit cards, and even if the economy slows down, they may use less.
The shares of Visa (NYSE: V) also reflect the same consistency, and they have great development. Since 2009, the annual average annual growth rate is 28%. Since 2010, V shares have not lost money.
But the money world is changing. What if you think that blockchain and other technologies are expected to replace the actual currency issued by the government?
Do not sweat.
Of course, visas are not. In fact, the Chief Financial Officer, Vasant Prabhu, said late last month that he was very excited about the emergence of the blockchain and the opportunities that followed.
Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cintas (NASDAQ: CTAS)
Based on the above statistics, it seems impossible for any company to keep up with Facebook. What is shocking is that a company that is advancing with the times is completely at the other end of the business: Unicasts and facilities services company Cintas.
What looks strange is that such a business can generate stock price returns for the Silicon Valley tech giant. However, this is crucial. Even if Cintas will never announce gorgeous revenue growth figures, it is a high-margin, recurring income business. Over time, this in itself has brought impressive income growth. Unlike Facebook, which can invest billions of dollars in new development projects, the industry that Cintas operates is a mature industry, so the amount of investment and the expected rate of return are limited. With few options for cash, Cintas’ management has been choosing to generate earnings per share for many years. Dividend recovery and stock repurchases have outpaced Facebook.
Here’s how it works: In the past decade, Cintas’ net income has increased by 120%. That’s fine, but when you combine Cintas’ share repurchase with a decrease in its stock, its earnings per share rose by 210% over the same time period. Sprinkle an annual dividend of 13%, and your stock will be more rewarding than Facebook.
Cintas is a boring, reliable business that has long been a reward for investors. I cannot imagine an investor who would not be attracted by this stock.