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Why the Earnings Streak Will Continue for Antero Resources (AR)

Looking for a stock that might be in a good position to beat earnings at its next report? Consider Antero Resources CorporationAR , a firm in the Oil and Gas - Exploration and Production - U.S. industry, which could be a great candidate for another beat.

This company has seen a nice streak of beating earnings estimates, especially when looking at the previous two reports. In fact, in these reports, AR has beaten estimates by at least 200% in both cases, suggesting it has a nice short-term history of crushing expectations.

Earnings in Focus

Two quarters ago, AR expected to post earnings of 1 cent per share, while it actually produced earnings of 8 cents per share, a beat of 700%. Meanwhile, for the most recent quarter, the company looked to deliver earnings of 4 cents per share, when it actually saw earnings of 12 cents per share instead, representing a 200% positive surprise.

ANTERO RESOURCE Price and EPS Surprise

ANTERO RESOURCE Price and EPS Surprise | ANTERO RESOURCE Quote

Thanks in part to this history, recent estimates have been moving higher for Antero Resources. In fact, the Earnings ESP for AR is positive, which is a great sign of a coming beat.

After all, the Zacks Earnings ESP compares the most accurate estimate to the broad consensus, looking to find stocks that have seen big revisions as of late, suggesting that analysts have recently become more bullish on the company's earnings prospects. This is the case for AR, as the firm currently has a Zacks Earnings ESP of 30%, so another beat could be around the corner.

This is particularly true when you consider that AR has a great Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) which can be a harbinger of outperformance and a signal for a strong earnings profile. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here .

When you add this solid Zacks Rank to a positive Earnings ESP, a positive earnings surprise happens nearly 70% of the time, so it seems pretty likely that AR could see another beat at its next report, especially if recent trends are any guide.

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