Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Evercore Partners, Inter Parfums, G&K Services and Synaptics

Feb 01, 2013, 09:30 ET from Zacks Investment Research, Inc.

CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights Features: Evercore Partners (NYSE: EVR), Inter Parfums Inc. (Nasdaq: IPAR), G&K Services Inc. (Nasdaq: GK) and Synaptics Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNA).


4 Winners This Earnings Season

Positive revenue and earnings surprises are great, but if management guidance is weak and/or if analysts still revise their earnings estimates lower, a stock can still be punished. The true winners from earnings season are those who can deliver the coveted "Triple Play":

  • A positive earnings surprise
  • A positive revenue surprise, and
  • Significant positive earnings estimate revisions

And as the well-documented "post-earnings announcement drift" shows, these blow out quarters are often handsomely rewarded by the market for several weeks after a company reports.

4 Triple Plays

So which companies have delivered the "Triple Play" this earnings season? I ran a screen in Research Wizard, and here are 4 of the top companies from the list:

Evercore Partners (NYSE: EVR)

EPS Surprise: +56%
Revenue Surprise: +36%
4 Week Change in 2013 Consensus: +11%

Evercore Partners is an independent investment banking advisory firm. It is a Zacks Rank of 1 (Strong Buy).

Inter Parfums Inc. (Nasdaq: IPAR)

EPS Surprise: +14%
Revenue Surprise: +2%
4 Week Change in 2013 Consensus: +6%

Inter Parfums operates in the fragrance business and manufactures, markets and distributes a wide array of fragrances and fragrance related products. It is a Zacks Rank of 1 (Strong Buy)

G&K Services Inc. (Nasdaq: GK)

EPS Surprise: +13%
Revenue Surprise: +2%
4 Week Change in 2013 Consensus: +6%

G&K Services provides uniforms and facility services throughout North America. It is a Zacks Rank of 2 (Buy).

Synaptics Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNA)

EPS Surprise: +46%
Revenue Surprise: +3%
4 Week Change in 2013 Consensus: +28%

Synaptics develops human interface solutions for many consumer electronics companies. It is a Zacks Rank of 1 (Strong Buy)

The Bottom Line

This earnings season has been decent, but these four companies each reported outstanding quarters and are well-positioned to run higher over the coming weeks.


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