Buy these earnings winners; They’re going to keep running


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Earnings season is in full bloom, and overall it has been a pretty good quarter. We have seen some big jumps following earnings, but the good news is that many of stocks have plenty of room to keep rising, so it is not too late to get in on the action.

You always want to be a little careful when jumping into a stock that has recently made a big move, in either direction, but with a little homework you can start to easily spot stocks that are likely to build on their recent gains.

This week we are going to tackle the job of finding stocks that moved higher after their earnings reports, and are likely to move higher through the remainder of the year. To accomplish this, we are going to scan for earnings reports that were much better than expected, and then look at the forward earnings estimates. We will also want to make sure that shares have not risen into overbought territory.

If we can isolate stocks with strong forecast earnings growth, reasonable valuations, and a recent earnings beat, then we can reasonably assume that these stocks have room to keep running higher.

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