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5 Stocks With Strong Earnings Surprises — MITT ABMD MKL CRAY UFCS

The best picks Portfolio Grader has to offer in this fundamental category

   

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

AG Mortgage Investment Trust Inc. (NYSE: MITT) focuses on investing, acquiring, and managing a portfolio of residential mortgage assets, and other real estate-related securities and financial assets. MITT also gets A’s in Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. The current dividend yield is 3.1%. Shares of the company have increased 19.6% since the start of the year. This is better than the S&P 500′s 14.2% increase for the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MITT stock.

Abiomed (NASDAQ: ABMD) 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. The price of ABMD has shot up 11.5% from January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABMD stock.

Markel Corp. (NYSE: MKL) 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. Shares of the company are up 6.1% from the start of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MKL stock.

Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY) 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. Shares of the stock have risen 82.8% since January 1. The stock’s current trailing PE Ratio is 2.6. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRAY stock.

United Fire Group (NASDAQ: UFCS) writes property, casualty, and life insurances. UFCS also gets A’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, and Operating Margin Growth. Since January 1, the price of UFCS increased 12.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UFCS stock.

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