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5 Stocks With Strong Earnings Surprises — ABMD MKL CRAY CLMT LIOX

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. Shares of the company are up 11.1% since 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. The price of MKL has increased 4.2% since 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, and Operating Margin Growth as well. Since January 1, CRAY has jumped 77.7%. This is better than the Nasdaq, which has seen a 16.3% increase over the same period. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 2.6. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRAY stock.

Calumet Specialty Products (NASDAQ: CLMT) 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 has a trailing PE Ratio of 8. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.4%. CLMT shares have risen 28.6% since the first of the year.  For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLMT stock.

Lionbridge Technologies (NASDAQ: LIOX) provides globalization and multilingual Internet services to technology companies worldwide. LIOX also gets A’s in Analyst Earnings Revisions and Equity. Since January 1, LIOX shares have gone up 32.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LIOX 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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