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Should You Sell Polaris Industries (PII) Before Earnings?

By Zacks Investment ResearchStock MarketsApr 20, 2018 08:42AM ET
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Should You Sell Polaris Industries (PII) Before Earnings?
By Zacks Investment Research   |  Apr 20, 2018 08:42AM ET
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Investors are always looking for stocks that are poised to beat at earnings season and Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) may be one such company. The firm has earnings coming up pretty soon, and events are shaping up quite nicely for their report.

That is because Polaris Industries is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity as of late, which is generally a precursor to an earnings beat. After all, analysts raising estimates right before earnings—with the most up-to-date information possible—is a pretty good indicator of some favorable trends underneath the surface for PII in this report.

In fact, the Most Accurate Estimate for the current quarter is currently at 89 cents per share for PII, compared to a broader Zacks Consensus Estimate of 87 cents per share. This suggests that analysts have very recently bumped up their estimates for PII, giving the stock a Zacks Earnings ESP of +2.42% heading into earnings season.

Polaris Industries Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

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Given that PII has a Zacks Rank #3 and an ESP in positive territory, investors might want to consider this stock ahead of earnings. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Clearly, recent earnings estimate revisions suggest that good things are ahead for Polaris Industries, and that a beat might be in the cards for the upcoming report.

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