8 Top-Rated Stocks With the Best Earnings Outlooks
BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Many investors are in a quandary about where to put their money, given the continuing jitters over Europe's economy and the paltry bond yields here at home.
What's more, earnings season, which began Monday, is expected to disappoint as the majority of companies are seen struggling to beat the 2% year-over-year average increase analysts projected at the end of the first quarter. That adds to the pessimism for equities.
Yet there remain many high-quality stocks that are expected to continue to grow their earnings at a much faster pace than their peers, are relatively cheap, and given their predictable histories and healthy balance sheets, should see investors through the turbulence projected for the balance of the year in fine shape, helped by dividend yields that range from 1.25% to 2.8%.