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Earnings Season: Stocks to Watch for Next Week

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Earnings season is underway with a bunch of companies set to release their quarterly financials next week.  We’ve sifted through the companies that are releasing earnings next week and hand-picked four companies from different sectors that we’re going to keep an eye on:

Allergan plc. (NYSE:AGN)

Allergan is a U.S. based specialty pharmaceutical company who focuses on markets such as aesthetics, eye care, and women’s health.  The company is pretty well-known for their BOTOX® injections which are used for cosmetic procedures.  Tuesday before market opens Allergan is set to release their earnings for the quarter that ended September 2018.

The current consensus EPS forecast has Allergan’s 3rd quarter at $4.01 based on 19 analyst reports.  This quarter last year, Allergan reported earnings per share at $4.15.  In the last four quarters, the company has beaten consensus EPS forecast by highs of 11% surprises.

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN)

AutoNation is one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States.  The company rocked the automotive retail space by creating a simple user experience for an already daunting task.  AutoNation sells new and used domestic, import, and premium luxury vehicles while also accepting trade in offers.

Tuesday before the market opens, AutoNation will release their earnings for the quarter ending in September of this year.  Zacks Investment Research has EPS forecast at $1.25 based on 12 analysts predictions.  If met, this would put EPS about $0.17 higher than this quarter last year.  In the 4 most recent quarters, AutoNation has beaten estimates by highs of 28% surprises.

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)

One of the largest social media platforms, Facebook, is set to release their earnings report next Tuesday after the market closes for the day.  Facebook has grown tremendously reaching a $435 billion market cap and has acquired big names in the social media industry such as Instagram and WhatsApp.  Keep an eye out after the market closes on Tuesday for Facebook’s earnings report.  Zacks Investment Research has EPS forecast listed as $1.46 for the quarter, based on 16 analyst reports.  This would be a bit of decline when compared to Q3 of 2017 which had EPS of $1.59.

Tuesday’s earning report for Facebook could be pivotal as shares have been declining since late July of this year.  After the company didn’t meet EPS estimates in June of this year, shares slid down +20% over the following months.

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