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The top stocks to watch for Tuesday (Feb. 14, 2017) include a manufacturer of nonalcoholic beverages, a cellphone service provider, and a cloud communications service provider.
The three main indexes all climbed again today. The Dow gained 0.7%, while the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 each gained 0.52%. Earnings reports fueled most of the increases today. The trend is expected to continue since there is a large number of earnings reports due out before the opening bell Tuesday.
Here are the three top stocks to watch Tuesday and why they're top movers…
Top Stocks to Watch Tuesday No. 3: Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS)
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is a manufacturer of nonalcoholic beverages. The company serves the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group reports earnings before the opening bell tomorrow morning. The company has beat analysts' earnings-per-share (EPS) expectations in each of the last four quarters by an average of 5%. Current EPS stand at $1.06, which is an increase over the last two quarters.
The company grew at an average of 11.7% over the last five years. Expected growth is 9.8% for each of the next five years.
DPS stock closed Monday at $93.51 for a gain of 3% year to date (YTD).
Top Stocks to Watch Tuesday No. 2: T-Mobile US Inc. (Nasdaq: TMUS)
T-Mobile US Inc. (Nasdaq: TMUS) is a cellphone service provider. The company is scheduled to release its earnings report Tuesday morning before the opening bell.
T-Mobile stock is expected to post gains tomorrow since it has beaten analysts' EPS estimates the last four quarters by an average of 175%. The EPS estimate is $0.29, the highest in over a year.
The growth rate for T-Mobile averaged -0.6% per year over the last five years. The expected growth rate for the next five years is 48% per year.
TMUS stock closed at $60.90 for a 5.8% gain YTD.
Top Stocks to Watch Today No. 1: Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG)
Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) is a cloud communications service provider.
Vonage will announce its earnings report before the opening bell tomorrow. Analysts expect the company to post EPS of $0.05.
The company has beaten expectations each of the last four quarters by an average of 40%.
Currently, Vonage is rated at a 1.5, which is halfway between a "Strong Buy" and "Buy" rating. The rating is an average of analysts' buy/sell recommendations for the stock.
Vonage had an average earnings growth rate of -2.9% for the last five years. It is expected to have a growth rate of 10% per year for the next five years.
The Yahoo Finance one-year target price for VG stock is $8.67 for an increase of 20.5% over the current trading price of $6.88. The stock is down 0.07% YTD.
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