Stocks With Earnings Revised Up

To distract you from the building melodrama of our executive and legislative branches playing chicken with the budget, let's turn our attention to earnings, which are all that ultimately matter for stocks. Last week we waved some red flags around names with recent cuts in earnings per share estimates, which could signal a looming negative earnings surprise. This week will be the heart of preannouncement season, with companies coming up short forced to 'fess up to their troubles.

On a happier note, recent increases in earnings estimates can signal growing business momentum that can translate into upside earnings surprises. That is always welcome when you are long a stock. The list below shows names whose third quarter earnings were revised up sharply over the past three weeks. While never a guarantee, this trend is a good indication that business is going well and expectations may be low for a stock....212 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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