Earnings Season Watch List: Mercury Systems

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Mercury Systems ( MRCY ) is expected to report earnings on Jan. 22. It's now trading 5% below the 54.59 buy point from an eighth-stage flat base that it cleared earlier.

[ibd-display-video id=2385970 width=50 float=left autostart=true] Understand that jumping into a stock right as it gets ready to report means you likely won't have enough time to build a profit cushion before the release. That leaves you exposed to a sudden downturn if the company doesn't deliver the type of numbers analysts were looking for. You can minimize your exposure by waiting to see how the company reports and how the market reacts.

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While the company's top line growth fell last quarter from 35% to 21%, the bottom line grew 68%, up from 10% in the prior report.

Analysts are looking for earnings growth to be flat for the quarter, and 18% growth for the full year. Annual growth estimates were recently revised higher.

The company has a 97 Composite Rating and holds the No. 4 rank among its peers in the Aerospace/Defense industry group. Heico ( HEI ) is the No. 1-ranked stock within the group.

Note: Dates for earnings reports are subject to change. Check the company's website for any updates.


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Referenced Symbols: MRCY , HEI

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