Five stocks getting great scores after earnings

Earnings season rolls on this week, and while there have been some big names that didn’t fare so well, plenty of stocks have done well. This week, we’re again taking a look at five stocks are are getting high marks from Stock Score Report in the days since they gave their quarterly reports.

InvestorsObserver‘s Stock Score Report combines all of those price changes and updated analyst ratings and targets into new scores. This week, we’re going to be looking at five stocks that get high marks in the week since they reported earnings.

One thing to note about these scores: the fundamental scores for many of these stocks will likely improve in the next few days, as analyst upgrades and price target changes start to show up in the data.

Marcus Corporation

Marcus Corporation (MCS) operates movie theaters and hotels, primarily in the mid-western U.S. The company’s earnings in the June quarter came in at 65 cents per share, topping estimates for 58 cents per share. Revenues increased by more than 20% from the year-ago period.

Stock Score Report gives the stock an overall score of 94. A post-earnings pop brought the short-term technical score up to a perfect 100, and the long-term technical score to 87. The Fundamental Score of 87 reflects a mean analyst rating of Strong Buy, and will likely improve once price targets are updated.

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Marathon Petroleum

Downstream oil company Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) earned $2.27 per share in the second quarter, compared to a mean estimate for $2.04. Revenues also topped estimates. The company is working toward a merger with Andeavor, which will give the company additional scale and some geographical diversification.

The stocks gets and overall rating of 95 from Stock Score Report. The technicals are 97 for short term and 98 for long term, boosted by both a post-earnings spike and a rise in oil prices earlier this year. The fundamental rating is a 91, based in part on a mean rating of Strong Buy and a median price target that see  19.2% additional upside over the next 12 months.

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PCM Inc. (PCMI) provides a wide range of technology products and services to the consumer, business and government markets. While the consumer PC market isn’t what it used to be, business and governments are using computers as much or more than they used to, and the company is growing. 

PCM earned 34 cents per share in the most-recent quarter, topping estimates for 29 cents per share. Revenue also topped estimates, and the company reaffirmed a guidance range that is higher than the mean estimate.

Stock Score Report gives PCMI an overall score of 93, on the back of dual 99s from the technical scores. This is another one where the fundamental score of 79 should rise as analysts update their price targets.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) provides instruments, lab equipment and a variety of other products and services to the healthcare industry. The company beat the mean earnings estimate of $2.63 per share by 12 cents, while also topping expectations for revenue. 

Stock Score Report gives TMO an overall score of 92. The 99 technical score includes a jump after earnings, and the long-term 96 shows the stock has been strong for a while. The fundamental score of 83 could increase once price targets get updated, as the mean analyst rating is a Strong Buy.

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NexPoint Residential Trust

NexPoint Residential Trust (NXRT) is a real-estate investment trust that owns multi-family properties, mostly in the Southeast and Southwest. The company earned 48 cents per share in the most-recent quarter, topping estimates for 41 cents per share.

REITs must pay out most of their earnings in dividends. NXRT currently pays $0.25 per quarter, giving it a yield of 3.3%.

The stock is up sharply over the last year, and has a long-term technical score of 95 and a short-term score of 98. Add in a fundamental score of 86, and you get an overall score of 93.

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