McGraw Hill Financials, Inc.
), a financial information provider, to beat expectations when it
reports third-quarter 2013 results on Oct 22, 2013.
Why a Likely Positive Surprise?
Our proven model shows that McGraw Hill is likely to beat
earnings because it has the right combination of two key
Positive Zacks ESP:
McGraw Hill currently has an
of +1.28%. This is because the Most Accurate Estimate stands at
79 cents, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at 78
Zacks Rank #2 (Buy):
Note that stocks with a Zacks Ranks of #1, 2 and 3 have higher
chances of beating earnings estimates. The Sell-rated stocks
(Zacks Rank #4 and 5) should never be considered going into an
The combination of McGraw Hill's Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and
+1.28% ESP makes us very confident regarding a positive earnings
beat on Oct 22.
What is Driving the Better-than-Expected
McGraw Hill's strategic investment programs, effective capital
allocation, impressive Q2 results on the back of strong
performance by S&P Ratings and S&P Dow Jones Indices
business and its share repurchases make us confident on the stock
outperformance in the third quarter. The positive trend is seen
in the trailing four-quarter average surprise of 9.0%.
Stocks that Warrant a Look
Here are some other companies you may want to consider as our
model shows they have the right combination of elements to post
an earnings beat:
SouFun Holdings Ltd.
), Earnings ESP of +1.16% and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
), Earnings ESP of +1.79% and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
), Earnings ESP of +5.00% and a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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