5 Stocks With Great Earnings Surprises — GTAT ABMD MKL CRAY CLMT

by Portfolio Grader | August 23, 2012 12:00 pm

5 Stocks With Great Earnings Surprises — GTAT ABMD MKL CRAY CLMT

This week, these five stocks have the best ratings in Earnings Surprises, one of the eight Fundamental Categories on Portfolio Grader[1].

GT Advanced Technologies (NASDAQ: GTAT[2]) manufactures solar power equipment. GTAT gets A’s in Earnings Growth, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth as well. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 4.5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GTAT stock[3].

Abiomed (NASDAQ: ABMD[4]) provides medical devices in circulatory support and it offers a continuum of care in heart recovery to acute heart failure patients. ABMD also gets A’s in Analyst Earnings Revisions and Sales Growth. Shares of the company are up 15.7% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABMD stock[5].

Markel Corp. (NYSE: MKL[6]) markets and underwrites specialty insurance products and programs to a variety of niche markets. MKL also gets A’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Analyst Earnings Revisions. The price of MKL has increased 6.2% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MKL stock[7].

Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY[8]) designs, develops, manufactures, markets and services high performance computing systems, commonly known as supercomputers. CRAY gets A’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth as well. Since January 1, CRAY has jumped 81.8%. This is better than the Nasdaq, which has seen a 17.9% increase over the same period. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 2.6. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRAY stock[9].

Calumet Specialty Products (NASDAQ: CLMT[10]) produces hydrocarbon products in North America. CLMT also gets A’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. The stock’s current trailing PE Ratio is 8. The stock’s dividend yield is 2.4%. Shares of CLMT are up 32.2% from the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLMT stock[11].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here[12].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. GTAT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GTAT
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GTAT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GTAT
  4. ABMD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABMD
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABMD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABMD
  6. MKL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MKL
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MKL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MKL
  8. CRAY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CRAY
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRAY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CRAY
  10. CLMT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLMT
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLMT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLMT
  12. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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