The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
), the distributor, marketer and seller of various natural and
organic foods as well as personal care products, to beat
expectations when it reports second-quarter fiscal 2013 results
on Feb 5, 2013.
Why a Likely Positive Surprise?
Our proven model shows that Hain Celestial is likely to beat
earnings because it has the right combination of two key
Positive Zacks ESP:
Hain Celestial currently has an Earnings ESP (Read:
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) of +2.90%. This is because the Most Accurate Estimate stands at
71 cents, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at 69
Zacks Rank #2 (Buy):
Note that stocks with Zacks Ranks of #1, #2 and #3 have a
significantly higher chance of beating earnings estimates. The
sell-rated stocks (Zacks Rank #4 and #5) should never be
considered going into an earnings announcement.
The combination of Hain Celestial's Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and
+2.90% ESP makes us very confident regarding a positive earnings
beat on Feb 5.
What is Driving the Better than Expected Earnings?
A leader in natural food and personal care products with an
array of well-known brands, Hain Celestial offers investors one
of the strongest growth profiles in the industry. The company's
strategic investments plus continued efforts to contain costs,
increase productivity, and enhance cash flows and margins have
enabled it to deliver healthy results. Rise in consumption,
innovative marketing and expanded distribution facilitated the
company to post healthy sales and earnings numbers during first
quarter 2013. The positive trend is seen in the trailing
four-quarter average surprise of 5.3%.
Other Stocks to Consider
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:
Flowers Foods, Inc.
), Earnings ESP of +4.00% and Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy)
J&J Snack Foods Corp.
), Earnings ESP of +5.00% and Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy)
The Hershey Company
), Earnings ESP of +0.95% and Zacks Rank #2 (Buy)
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