by David Aurelio.
The StarMine team has selected five North American companies, using Thomson Reuters’ Eikon Screener, that we expect to beat 17Q4 earnings estimates, based on SmartEstimate®and Predicted Surprise data.
Our North American selections for 2017 Q3 were 100% accurate, which can be seen here. Historically (since 2011 Q4), our picks have demonstrated an accuracy rate of about 80.8%, giving investors an edge ahead of earnings announcements.
Our North American picks for positive Predicted Surprises in 2017 Q4 are — Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N), T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O), Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS.N), Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI.O), Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (CRZO.O).
SmartEstimates® aim to provide earnings forecasts that are more accurate than I/B/E/S Consensus Estimates, by putting more weight on the recent forecasts of top-rated analysts. When SmartEstimates® diverge significantly from Consensus, you can anticipate the occurrence of earnings surprises with an accuracy rate of 70%. Revenue SmartEstimates® are even more predictive of surprises, with a historical accuracy rate of 78%.
Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N)
T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O)
Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS.N)
Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI.O)
Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (CRZO.O)
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