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

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

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. ABMD’s share price has risen 19.8% since the first 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. Share prices of MKL has grown 4.2% since January 1. 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 also gets A’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Cash Flow, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. Since January 1, CRAY has jumped 79.4%. This is better than the Nasdaq, which has seen a 17.1% increase over the same period. 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. UFCS shares have risen 10% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UFCS stock.

Calumet Specialty Products (NASDAQ: CLMT) produces hydrocarbon products in North America. CLMT also gets A’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Equity, Operating Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.2. The stock’s dividend yield is 7.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLMT stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader 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.


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