Why Investors Need to Take Advantage of These 2 Oils-Energy Stocks Now

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Wall Street watches a company's quarterly report closely to understand as much as possible about its recent performance and what to expect going forward. Of course, one figure often stands out among the rest: earnings.

Life and the stock market are both about expectations, and rising above what is expected is often rewarded, while falling short can come with negative consequences. Investors might want to try to capture stronger returns by finding positive earnings surprises.

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The Zacks Earnings ESP, or Expected Surprise Prediction, aims to find earnings surprises by focusing on the most recent analyst revisions. The basic premise is that if an analyst reevaluates their earnings estimate ahead of an earnings release, it means they likely have new information that could possibly be more accurate. The core of the ESP model is comparing the Most Accurate Estimate to the Zacks Consensus Estimate, where the resulting percentage difference between the two equals the Expected Surprise Prediction.

The final step today is to look at a stock that meets our ESP qualifications. Canadian Solar (CSIQ) earns a Zacks Rank #2 four days from its next quarterly earnings release on March 21, 2023, and its Most Accurate Estimate comes in at $0.98 a share.

Canadian Solar's Earnings ESP sits at 102.76%, which, as explained above, is calculated by taking the percentage difference between the $0.98 Most Accurate Estimate and the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.48.

CSIQ is one of just a large database of Oils-Energy stocks with positive ESPs. Another solid-looking stock is Helmerich & Payne (HP).

Helmerich & Payne, which is readying to report earnings on April 26, 2023, sits at a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) right now. It's Most Accurate Estimate is currently $1.10 a share, and HP is 40 days out from its next earnings report.

For Helmerich & Payne, the percentage difference between its Most Accurate Estimate and its Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.06 is 3.77%.

CSIQ and HP's positive ESP figures tell us that both stocks have a good chance at beating analyst expectations in their next earnings report.

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