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Zacks.com featured highlights Helix Energy Solutions Group, Pros Holdings and Lindblad Expeditions

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Chicago, IL – January 5, 2023 – Stocks in this week’s article are Helix Energy Solutions Group HLX, Pros Holdings PRO and Lindblad Expeditions LIND.

3 Stocks to Watch for Earnings Acceleration in 2023

While the stock market is widely expected to see moderate improvement this year, compared to last year, companies exhibiting continuous earnings growth will continue to enthrall almost everyone in the investment world, right from the top brass to research analysts. This is because earnings are a measure of the money a company is making. Still, earnings acceleration works better when it comes to lifting the stock price.

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Studies have shown that most successful stocks have seen an acceleration in earnings before an uptick in the stock price. Some of the notable companies to have witnessed solid earnings acceleration as of now are Helix Energy Solutions Group, Pros Holdings & Lindblad Expeditions.

Earnings acceleration, in fact, is the incremental growth in a company’s earnings per share (EPS). In other words, if the rate of a company’s quarter-over-quarter earnings growth increases within a stipulated frame of time, it can be called earnings acceleration.

In case of earnings growth, you pay for something that is already reflected in the stock price. But earnings acceleration helps spot stocks that haven’t yet caught the attention of investors. Once secured, it will invariably lead to a rally in the share price. This is because earnings acceleration considers both the direction and magnitude of growth rates.

An increasing percentage of earnings growth means that the company is fundamentally sound and has been on the right track for a considerable period. Meanwhile, a sideways percentage of earnings growth indicates a period of consolidation or slowdown, while a decelerating percentage of earnings growth may, at times, drag prices down.

The above criteria narrowed down the universe of around 7,735 stocks to only 14. Here are three stocks from the 14 to keep an eye on:

Helix Energy Solutions Group is an international offshore energy company that provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on growing well intervention and robotics operations. Presently, HLX has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). HLX’s expected earnings growth rate for the current year is 4.9%. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Pros Holdings provides solutions that optimize the processes of selling and shopping in the digital economy worldwide. At present, PRO has a Zacks Rank #3. PRO’s expected earnings growth rate for the current year is 15.2%.

Lindblad Expeditions is an expedition travel company. It produces marine expedition programs and promotes conservation and sustainable tourism. Presently, LIND has a Zacks Rank #3. LIND’s expected earnings growth rate for the current year is 13.3%.

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