BANK OF AMERICA: These 14 Stocks Should Beat Expectations This Earnings Season

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Earnings season kicks off later today when Alcoa announces quarterly results after the closing bell.

Bank of America’s equity strategy team led by Savita Subramanian identified 14 stocks that they expect to beat consensus forecasts this quarter.

These are all buy-rated stocks with a record of beating earnings and revenue expectations.

Sector wise, consumer discretionary and healthcare are rated viewed as the most attractive sectors.

CBS Corp.

Ticker: CBS

Consensus EPS & Sales: $0.59 per share on revenue of $3.5 billion

Sector: Consumer Discretionary

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

News Corp.

Ticker: NWSA

Consensus EPS & Sales: $0.33 per share on revenue of $8.8 billion

Sector: Consumer Discretionary

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

TripAdvisor Inc.

Ticker: TRIP

Consensus EPS & Sales: $0.41 per share on revenue of 202.1 million

Sector: Consumer Discretionary

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Yum! Brands Inc.

Ticker: YUM

Consensus EPS & Sales: $0.70 per share on revenue of $3.1 billion

Sector: Consumer Discretionary

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Agilent Technologies Inc.

Ticker: A

Consensus EPS & Sales: $0.83 per share on revenue of $1.8 billion

Sector: Health Care

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Watson Pharmaceuticals

Ticker: WPI

Consensus EPS & Sales: $1.39 per share on revenue of $1.4 billion

Sector: Health Care

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Ingersoll-Rand Plc.

Ticker: IR

Consensus EPS & Sales: $0.90 per share on revenue of $3.9 billion

Sector: Industrials

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Raytheon Co.

Ticker: RTN

Consensus EPS & Sales: $1.22 per share on revenue of $6.0 billion

Sector: Industrials

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Stericycle Inc.

Ticker: SRCL

Consensus EPS & Sales: $0.80 per share on revenue of $467.8 million

Sector: Industrials

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Apple Inc.

Ticker: AAPL

Consensus EPS & Sales: $10.34 per share on revenue of $37.6 billion

Sector: Information Technology

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Broadcom Corp.

Ticker: BRCM

Consensus EPS & Sales: $0.67 per share on revenue of $1.9 billion

Sector: Information Technology

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mastercard Inc.

Ticker: MA

Consensus EPS & Sales: $5.58 per share on revenue of $1.9 billion

Sector: Information Technology

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Teradata Corp.

Ticker: TDC

Consensus EPS & Sales: $0.65 per share on revenue of $661.7 million

Sector: Information Technology

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Texas Instruments Inc.

Ticker: TXN

Consensus EPS & Sales: $0.34 per share on revenue of $3.4 billion

Sector: Information Technology

Source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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