Roper Industries Inc.
) is set to report fourth quarter 2013 results on Jan 27. Last
quarter, it posted a 2.1% negative surprise. The company has
posted an average positive earnings surprise of 1.0% over the
past four quarters. Let's see how things are shaping up for
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Growth Factors this Past Quarter
Roper reported mixed third quarter results. A strong backlog
coupled with robust organic growth will drive earnings. Moreover,
accretive acquisitions will help the company to widen its product
portfolio and extend its foothold in various spheres, thus
providing a significant competitive edge over its peers.
However, macroeconomic slowdown, integration issues on account of
the acquisitions and stiff competition from the likes of Danaher
Corp, Dover Corp and Ingersoll-Rand plc remain concerns.
Our proven model does not conclusively show that Roper is likely
to beat earnings this quarter. That is because a stock needs to
have both a positive
and a Zacks Rank of #1, 2 or 3 for this to happen. That is not
the case here as you will see below.
The Expected Surprise Prediction stands at 0.0%. This is because
both the Most Accurate estimate and the Zacks Consensus Estimate
are pegged at $1.60.
Zacks Rank #4 (Sell):
We caution against stocks with Zacks Ranks #4 and #5 (Sell rated
stocks) going into the earnings announcement, especially when the
company is seeing negative estimate revisions.
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 this quarter:
Melco Crown Entertainment Limited
), Earnings ESP of +5.0% and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy)
), Earnings ESP of +0.96% and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy)
Multimedia Games Holding Company, Inc.
), Earnings ESP of +10.35% and a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy)