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What's in the Cards for Zillow Group (ZG) in Q1 Earnings?

Zillow Group IncZG is set to report first-quarter 2017 results on May 4 Last quarter, the company posted a positive earnings surprise of 26667% The company has posted an average positive earnings surprise of 1511% over the past four quarters

Let's see how things are shaping up for this announcement

Factors at Play

Zillow provides real estate and home-related brands on the web and mobile The company focuses on home lifecycle, which includes renting, buying, selling, financing and home improvement

Zillow Group, Inc Price and EPS Surprise

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Macroeconomic factors, a competitive landscape and increasing mortgage interest rates remain concerns for the company and may weigh on its performance in the soon-to-be reported quarter

We note that Zillow has underperformed the Zacks Internet - Services industry on a year-to-date basis The company's shares have increased 56% compared with the industry's gain of 147% during the period

For first-quarter 2017, management expects revenues in a range of $232 million to $237 million Premier Agent revenues are projected in a range of $170 million to $172 million Display revenues are anticipated to be in a range of $14 million to $15 million

Earnings Whispers

Our proven model does not conclusively show that Zillow is likely to beat earnings estimates this quarter This is because a stock needs to have both a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) for this to happen This is not the case here as you will see below:

Zacks ESP : Earnings ESP for Zillow is 000% This is because both the Most Accurate estimate and the Zacks Consensus Estimate are pegged at a loss of 9 cents per share You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they're reported with our Earnings ESP Filter

Zacks Rank : Zillow's Zacks Rank #3 increases the predictive power of ESP However, we need to have a positive ESP to be confident about an earnings surprise

We caution against stocks with a Zacks Rank #4 or 5 (Sell rated) going into the earnings announcement, especially when the company is seeing negative estimate revisions

Stocks That Warrant a Look

Here are a few companies that you may want to consider as our model shows that these have the right combination of elements to post an earnings beat in their upcoming release:

DragonWave DRWI with an Earnings ESP of +882% and Zacks Rank #2 You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank stocks here

Identiv INVE with an Earnings ESP of +667% and a Zacks Rank #2

Nikon NINOY with an Earnings ESP of +5366% and a Zacks Rank #2

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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