Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Visa, Johnson & Johnson and Snap-On Incorporated

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Chicago, IL- April 29, 2016 - Today, Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights Features: Visa Corporation ( V ), Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Snap-On Incorporated ( SNA ).

3 Incredible Stock Charts You Must See

Some companies just know how to do it.

They crush the earnings estimate every quarter, year after year.

It's not easy. Yes, you could argue that management knows how to "control" the analysts and puts out guidance that they are guaranteed to beat.

That may be, but if it was so easy to "control" the analysts and their estimates, a heck of a lot more companies would be beating every quarter. But they don't.

Earnings management is difficult.

The number of companies that beat every quarter for five years is quite small, numbering just a couple of dozen out of over 4,000 companies.

It's THAT hard to do.

But these 3 companies know how to do it. Not only have they beaten the Zacks Consensus Estimate every quarter for the last 5 years, but their shares are also near their all-time highs.

Earnings growth has also jumped at a steady clip year over year during that time, proving that results do matter.

3 Incredible Stock Charts You Must See

1. Visa Corporation ( V )

Every earnings season, I gush over Visa's earnings surprise chart.

Just look at this earnings masterpiece. It's amazing. It's the best chart on the Street.

Not only has it beat every quarter for five years, but the chart is literally going straight up.

Earnings growth has also been extremely strong over the last 5 years.

Earnings Growth:

2012: up 24.1%

2013: up 20.7%

2014: up 17.1%

2015: up 19.8%

2016 expected: up 5.7%

2017 expected: up 16.2%

Forward P/E = 28.4

Zacks Rank #3 (Hold)

2. Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ )

Who would have thought that a large cap blue chip stock founded in 1886 would have such a beautiful chart?

Not only has it beat the Zacks Consensus for 5 straight years, shares are trading at new all-time highs. Check out this powerful chart.

It just raised its dividend for the 54th consecutive year. That's also an impressive record unmatched by many companies.

Earnings are still steadily rising. Given its size and long history, it isn't going to grow at the double digit rate like a smaller company, but sometimes steady can win the race.

Earnings Growth:

2012: up 2.2%

2013: 8%

2014: 8.2%

2015: 3.9%

2016 expected: 6.3%

2017 expected: 6.1%

Forward P/E = 17

Zacks Rank #2 (Buy)

3. Snap-On Incorporated ( SNA )

You probably have never heard of this Wisconsin-based maker of tools, equipment, diagnostics and repair information and systems for the auto and truck markets.

But its been in business since 1920, and has been selling internationally since 1931.

It's 5-year earnings surprise chart will take your breath away.

The pullback to start 2015 was the first big chance for investors to get the stock at a more attractive price in 5 years.

Nearly 100 years after its founding, it's still going strong, growing its earnings by the double digits every single year. That's impressive.. Even Visa hasn't been that consistent.

Earnings Growth:

2012: up 14.8%

2013: up 14.4%

2014: up 20.2%

2015: up 13.3%

2016 expected: up 10.9%

2017 expected: up 10.6%

Forward P/E = 18.1

Zacks Rank #2 (Buy)

Look for Quality Companies

These are stock charts you don't see every day. Not every company can come through with these kind of solid results, and earnings growth, year after year.

For long term investors, these are the kind of companies, and stock charts, everyone hopes to find.

Remember, fundamentals matter. These stocks aren't going up on a hope and a dream. They are rising based on results.

Stocks with rising earnings and a rising stock price are out there. Go find them.

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