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3 Stocks That Could Make Huge Moves This Week
Greenbrier Companies Greenbrier manufactures rail cars used by railroad companies to move freight. The company is expected to report earnings on Tuesday morning. Currently, 33% of Greenbrier’s shares are sold short. With energy prices plunging, many investors worry that shale exploration in remote areas will die down, meaning slower demand for Greenbrier’s rail cars. Photo: Greenbrier Companies
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short Term Greenbrier is expected to report earnings of $1.63 per share. Analysts expect the company to have collected $741 million in sales. For the rest of 2015, analysts are expecting the company to bring in $5.92 per share on sales of $2.6 billion. Over the Long Term Listen in to the conference call to see if there have been any railcar cancellations from customers. Pay close attention to the company’s backlog of orders, which stood at 46,000 last quarter.
CalAmp CalAmp manufactures machine-to-machine communication devices—otherwise known as “The Internet of Things” (IoT). The company is expected to report earnings on Tuesday evening. Currently, 14% of CalAmp’s shares are sold short. The company is part of an industry still in its infancy. Competition is heavy and investors have legitimate concerns that CalAmp will emerge a winner without its technology being commoditized. Source: CalAmp
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short Term CalAmp is expected to report revenue of $65.4 million. Earnings are expected to come in at $0.26 per share. For the rest of the fiscal year (which just started), expectations are set for $283 million in revenue and $1.12 per share in earnings. Over the Long Term Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) is a huge potential market for CalAmp. Pay close attention to growth in this segment of the company. Growth within the construction industry is lumpy, so pay more attention to full-year results and full-year projections for this part of the business.
McCormick & Company McCormick makes spices and seasonings sold around the world. The company is expected to report earnings on Wednesday morning. Currently, 7% of McCormick’s shares are sold short. This actually isn’t a “huge” short percentage. However, investors are likely thinking that a spice company trading for 23 times earnings is a bit pricey. Photo: McCormick & Company
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short Term Analysts are expecting McCormick to report revenue of $1.0 billion. They are also expecting earnings to come in at a loss of $0.68 per share. For all of 2015, expectations are set for $4.3 billion in sales with earnings of $3.49 per share. Over the Long Term The main driver of future growth will be in international sales. Currency headwinds will keep revenue growth down. Over the long-run, investors should ignore this, and focus on growth ex-currency exchanges.
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