Zacks.com featured highlights include Carter, Expro Group Holdings, and Nielsen

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Chicago, IL – April 18, 2022 – Stocks in this week’s article are Carter's CRI, Expro Group Holdings XPRO, and Nielsen NLSN.

3 Top Stocks to Invest in for Superb Earnings Acceleration

If the rate of a company's quarter-over-quarter earnings growth increases within a stipulated frame of time, it can be called earnings acceleration. In other words, earnings acceleration is the incremental growth in a company's earnings per share (EPS).

Studies have shown that a majority of successful stocks had seen an acceleration in earnings before an uptick in the stock price. In the case of earnings growth, you pay for something already reflected in the stock price. But earnings acceleration helps spot stocks that haven't caught the attention of investors yet, which, once secured, will invariably lead to a rally in the share price. This is because earnings acceleration considers both the direction and magnitude of growth rates.

Increasing percentage of earnings growth means that the company is fundamentally sound and has been on the right track for a considerable period of time. Meanwhile, a sideways percentage of earnings growth indicates a period of consolidation or slowdown, while a decelerating percentage of earnings growth may at times drag prices down.

The above criteria narrowed down the universe of around 7,735 stocks to only three. Here are the stocks that stand out:

Carter's is the largest marketer of branded apparel and related products for babies and young children in North America. Carter has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). The company's expected earnings growth rate for the current year is 13.5%. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Expro Group Holdings is an oil and gas service company. Expro International Group Holdings Ltd., formerly known as Frank's International N.V., is based in Reading, U.K. Expro Group Holdings has a Zacks Rank #2. The company's expected earnings growth rate for the current year is 287.5%.

Nielsen has its headquarters in the Netherlands and New York City. Nielsen is a leading global information and audience measurement company that offers information and analysis about consumers and consumer behavior to organizations. Nielsen has a Zacks Rank #1. The company's expected earnings growth rate for the current year is 3.9%.

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