4 Stocks You Should Be Watching This Earnings Season

We are now starting to get into the meat of the first-quarter earnings season. And as I have projected for weeks, this is starting to stabilize the markets. Equities had a good last week and earnings results have largely been more solid to this point. The positive impacts from tax reform and a much lower corporate tax rate are being felt, especially for firms that get the majority of their business domestically.

Homebuilders like Lennar (LEN) have seen their effective tax rates slashed, for instance. The big homebuilding name crushed earnings expectations last week thanks both to good growth and an effective tax rate that will move from 34% in 2017 to 24% in 2018....389 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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