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5 Stocks With Prime Earnings Surprises — WLB MITT ABAX PPC STC

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.

Westmoreland Coal (NASDAQ: WLB) mines coal, which is used to produce electric power, and owns power-generating plants. WLB also gets an A in Cash Flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLB stock.

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%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MITT stock.

Abaxis (NASDAQ: ABAX) is engaged in the development, manufacture, marketing and sale of portable blood analysis systems for use in the human or veterinary patient-care setting. ABAX also gets A’s in Earnings Momentum and Analyst Earnings Revisions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABAX stock.

Pilgrim’s Pride (NYSE: PPC) produces prepared and fresh chicken products in the United States and Mexico. PPC also gets A’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, and Cash Flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PPC stock.

Stewart Information Services (NYSE: STC) is a real estate information, title insurance, and transaction management company. STC also gets A’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, and Operating Margin Growth. Shares of the stock have risen 110.5% since January 1. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 10.9% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STC stock.

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