Earnings ESP (Expected Surprise Prediction)
Zacks Earnings ESP (Expected Surprise Prediction) looks to find companies that have recently seen positive earnings estimate revision activity. The idea is that more recent information is, generally speaking, more accurate and can be a better predictor of the future, which can give investors an advantage in earnings season.
The technique has proven to be very useful for finding positive surprises. In fact, when combining a Zacks Rank #3 or better and a positive Earnings ESP, stocks produced a positive surprise 70% of the time, while they also saw 28.3% annual returns on average, according to our 10 year backtest.
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Use the Zacks Earnings Expected Surprise Prediction (ESP) Filter to search for stocks to buy beforehand that have the highest probability of positively surprising for profitable earnings season trading. You can also use it to find those stocks to sell before they report that are likely to negatively surprise.
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You can quickly see ESP Buys or ESP Sells and filter by certain criteria that you select.
What is Zacks Earnings ESP?
Earnings ESP (Expected Surprise Prediction) is a potent tool that investors can use to select better stocks for their portfolios. You can learn more about this concept here in our Earnings ESP Education Center:
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