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3 Late-Season Earnings Plays for Mid-Cap Traders

Key Points

  • In the mid-cap space, corporate earnings have been extraordinarily balanced between positive and negative surprises.
  • Ciena Corp. has delivered two huge earnings beats the last two times out.
  • The $1.10 consensus EPS target for Thor Industries implies that earnings will more than double from the previous quarter.
  • Given the recent tailwinds and Q1 beat, Wall Street's forecasts for KB Home's Q2 earnings seem overly pessimistic.
  • 5 stocks we like better than Ciena

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Companies Mentioned in This Article

CompanyMarketRank™Current PricePrice ChangeDividend YieldP/E RatioConsensus RatingConsensus Price Target
Ciena (CIEN)
4.9335 of 5 stars
$47.87+4.2%N/A46.03Moderate Buy$57.58
THOR Industries (THO)
3.1996 of 5 stars
$99.69+4.4%1.93%20.22Moderate Buy$102.00
KB Home (KBH)
4.1984 of 5 stars
$72.12+6.8%1.39%9.81Hold$66.30
Urban Outfitters (URBN)
4.2491 of 5 stars
$44.48+4.1%N/A14.21Hold$43.00
e.l.f. Beauty (ELF)
4.0469 of 5 stars
$197.39+4.1%N/A88.91Moderate Buy$188.00
(IHS) (IHS)
1.4239 of 5 stars
$3.48-3.9%N/A-0.33Buy$10.40
StepStone Group (STEP)
2.462 of 5 stars
$46.82+4.8%1.79%52.02Hold$35.79
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