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As we approach the first full week of third quarter trading, companies will begin to report second quarter results beginning on Monday, with several big names announcing their results. Of the names announcing, I want to focus on three companies expected to grow at a significantly rate than the S&P 500 during either the second quarter, or the full year.

Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM): Founded in 1997 and based in Louisville, Kentucky, YUM currently trades in a 52-week range of $47.15/share (52-week low) and $74.44/share (52-week high). Analysts expect YUM to earn $0.70/share for the second quarter on revenue of $3.12 billion and earn $3.31/share on revenue of $13.79 billion for the year.

The company is also expected to grow pretty nicely over the next few quarters. For the second quarter, the company is expected to grow 6.1%, which is 0.59 times that of the S&P 500, and for the year, the company is expected to grow 15.3%, which is 1.57 times more than the S&P 500. Investors should consider establishing a small- to medium-sized position at current levels and add additional shares as earnings announcements approach.

JDA Software Group (NASDAQ:JDAS): Founded in 1985 and based in Scottsdale, Arizona, JDAS currently trades in a 52-week range of $22.09/share (52-week low) and $34.83/share (52-week high). Analysts expect JDAS to earn $0.57/share for the second quarter on revenue of $171.24 million and earn $2.31/share on revenue of $711.7 million for the year.

The company is also expected to grow pretty nicely over the next few quarters. For the second quarter, the company is expected to grow 26.7%, which is 2.59 times that of the S&P 500, and for the year, the company is expected to grow 5%, which is 0.51 times more than the S&P 500. Investors should consider establishing a small- to medium-sized position at current levels and add additional shares as earnings announcements approach.

Lakeland Bancorp, Inc.(NASDAQ:LBAI): Founded in 1969 and based in Lake Ridge, New Jersey, LBAI currently trades in a 52-week range of $6.71/share (52-week low) and $10.97/share (52-week high). Analysts expect LBAI to earn $0.19/share for the second quarter on revenue of $28.25 million and earn $0.76/share on revenue of $113.63 million for the year.

The company is also expected to grow pretty nicely over the next few quarters. For the second quarter, the company is expected to grow 11.8%, which is 1.14 times that of the S&P 500, and for the year, the company is expected to grow 15.2%, which is 1.63 times more than the S&P 500. Investors should consider establishing a small- to medium-sized position at current levels and add additional shares as earnings announcements approach.

Source: 3 Companies With Considerable Growth Prospects Set To Report Earnings July 9