Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
) is set to report its first-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Aug 7,
2014. Last quarter, it posted a negative earnings surprise of
12.8%. Let us see how things are developing for this
Growth Factors This Quarter
Lukewarm box office response to Lions Gate's releases in the
quarter, which include
The Quiet Ones,
is likely to weigh on the company's quarterly performance. Adding
to the woes is the absence of any near-term catalyst that can boost
its performance. The company expects a strong second half 2015
given the release of the highly anticipated third installment of
The Hunger Games
Our proven model does not conclusively project Lions Gate as likely
to beat earnings this quarter. This is because a stock needs to
have both a positive
and Zacks Rank #1 #2 or #3 for this to happen. This is not the case
here as you will see below.
Lions Gate currently has an Earnings ESP of 0.00%. This is
because both the Most Accurate estimate and the Zacks Consensus
Estimate stand at 14 cents per share.
Lions Gate's Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) when combined with a 0.00% ESP
makes surprise prediction unlikely. We caution against stocks with
a Zacks Rank #4 and #5 (Sell-rated stocks) going into an earnings
announcement, especially when the company is witnessing negative
Other Stocks to Consider
Here are some other companies you may want to consider as our model
shows these to have the right combination of elements to post an
The Andersons, Inc. (
) with an Earnings ESP of +6.09% holds a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong
Liberty Media Corporation (
) has an Earnings ESP of +7.04% and a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Macy's, Inc. (
) has an Earnings ESP of +1.16% and a Zacks Rank #3.
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