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

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

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%. Since January 1, the price of MITT has increased 20.6%. This is better than the S&P 500′s 15.9% increase over 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. Shares of ABMD have gone up 11.7% from the start of the year. 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. Since the beginning of the year, MKL shares have risen 8.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MKL stock.

Xinyuan Real Estate (NYSE: XIN) is involved in residential real estate development and providing property management services in China. XIN gets A’s in Earnings Growth, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth as well. Shares of the stock have risen 55.4% since January 1. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 1.3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XIN 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. The price of CRAY is up 103.9% since the first of the year. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 2.9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRAY stock.

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