) - the second-largest satellite TV operator in the U.S. - to
beat expectations when it reports third-quarter 2013 results
before the market opens on Nov 12, 2013.
Why a Likely Positive Surprise?
Our proven model shows that DISH Network is likely to beat
earnings because it has the right combination of two key
The Expected Surprise Prediction or Earnings ESP, which
represents the difference between the Most Accurate estimate and
the Zacks Consensus Estimate, stands at +4.76%. This is a
meaningful and leading indicator of a likely positive earnings
DISH Network Cable currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Note that
the stocks with Zacks Rank #1, 2 or 3 have a significantly higher
chance of beating earnings. The Sell-rated stocks (Zacks Rank #4
and 5) should never be considered going into an earnings
The combination of DISH Network's Zacks Rank #2 and +4.76%
Earnings ESP makes us confident of a positive earnings beat.
What is Driving the Better-Than-Expected
The launch of popular innovative devices like Hopper coupled with
the availability of large satellite spectrums will act as
tailwinds for the company going forward.
On the downside, customers are opting for cheaper video streaming
service providers like Netflix, Hulu.Com and YouTube causing a
persistent loss of video subscribers. Moreover, growing
popularity of Verizon's FiOS TV and At7T's U-Verse TV in urban
areas is further putting pressure on DISH Network.
Other Stocks to Consider
Other companies you may consider on the basis of our model, which
have the right combination of elements to post an earnings beat
this quarter are as follows:
) with Earnings ESP of +1.56% and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
) with Earnings ESP of +16.67% and a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
Novatel Wireless Inc.
) with Earnings ESP of +21.43% and a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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