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Want Better Returns? Don't Ignore These 2 Retail-Wholesale Stocks Set to Beat Earnings

Two factors often determine stock prices in the long run: earnings and interest rates. Investors can't control the latter, but they can focus on a company's earnings results every quarter.

The earnings figure itself is key, but a beat or miss on the bottom line can sometimes be just as, if not more, important. Therefore, investors should consider paying close attention to these earnings surprises, as a big beat can help a stock climb even higher.

2 Stocks to Add to Your Watchlist

The Zacks Earnings ESP, or Expected Surprise Prediction, aims to find earnings surprises by focusing on the most recent analyst revisions. The basic premise is that if an analyst reevaluates their earnings estimate ahead of an earnings release, it means they likely have new information that could possibly be more accurate. The core of the ESP model is comparing the Most Accurate Estimate to the Zacks Consensus Estimate, where the resulting percentage difference between the two equals the Expected Surprise Prediction.

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The final step today is to look at a stock that meets our ESP qualifications. O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) earns a Zacks Rank #3 one day from its next quarterly earnings release on February 8, 2023, and its Most Accurate Estimate comes in at $7.82 a share.

O'Reilly Automotive's Earnings ESP sits at 1.38%, which, as explained above, is calculated by taking the percentage difference between the $7.82 Most Accurate Estimate and the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $7.71.

ORLY is just one of a large group of Retail-Wholesale stocks with a positive ESP figure. Tapestry (TPR) is another qualifying stock you may want to consider.

Slated to report earnings on February 9, 2023, Tapestry holds a #3 (Hold) ranking on the Zacks Rank, and it's Most Accurate Estimate is $1.30 a share two days from its next quarterly update.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Tapestry is $1.26, and when you take the percentage difference between that number and its Most Accurate Estimate, you get the Earnings ESP figure of 2.82%.

Because both stocks hold a positive Earnings ESP, ORLY and TPR could potentially post earnings beats in their next reports.

Find Stocks to Buy or Sell Before They're Reported

Use the Zacks Earnings ESP Filter to turn up stocks with the highest probability of positively, or negatively, surprising to buy or sell before they're reported for profitable earnings season trading. Check it out here >>

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