Want Better Returns? Don't Ignore These 2 Basic Materials Stocks Set to Beat Earnings

Quarterly financial reports play a vital role on Wall Street, as they help investors see how a company has performed and what might be coming down the road in the near-term. And out of all of the metrics and results to consider, earnings is one of the most important.

The earnings figure itself is key, but a beat or miss on the bottom line can sometimes be just as, if not more, important. Therefore, investors should consider paying close attention to these earnings surprises, as a big beat can help a stock climb even higher.

2 Stocks to Add to Your Watchlist

The Zacks Expected Surprise Prediction, or ESP, works by locking in on the most up-to-date analyst earnings revisions because they can be more accurate than estimates from weeks or even months before the actual release date. The thinking is pretty straightforward: analysts who provide earnings estimates closer to the report are likely to have more information. With this in mind, the Expected Surprise Prediction compares the Most Accurate Estimate (being the most recent) against the overall Zacks Consensus Estimate. The percentage difference provides the ESP figure.

The last thing we will do today, now that we have a grasp on the ESP and how powerful of a tool it can be, is to look at a qualifying stock. Brigham Minerals (MNRL) holds a Zacks Rank #3 at the moment and its Most Accurate Estimate comes in at $0.71 a share two days away from its upcoming earnings release on November 3, 2022.

MNRL has an Earnings ESP figure of 6.34%, which, as explained above, is calculated by taking the percentage difference between the $0.71 Most Accurate Estimate and the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.67.

MNRL is part of a big group of Basic Materials stocks that boast a positive ESP, and investors may want to take a look at Huntsman (HUN) as well.

Huntsman is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock, and is getting ready to report earnings on November 4, 2022. HUN's Most Accurate Estimate sits at $0.75 a share three days from its next earnings release.

For Huntsman, the percentage difference between its Most Accurate Estimate and its Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.71 is 5.47%.

Because both stocks hold a positive Earnings ESP, MNRL and HUN could potentially post earnings beats in their next reports.

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