Sabrient Systems, LLC, an independent equity research firm specializing in alpha extraction through quantitative and qualitative analysis, has developed its Earnings Busters Q Series, a quarterly compilation of buy-and-hold portfolios of 20 high-growth stocks.

Sabrient considers a quantitative model specifically designed for growth-at-a-reasonable-priced (GARP) stocks – across a range of industries and market sectors – that have limited downside risk but a strong upside potential. Factors in the model include Sabrient’s proprietary Earnings Quality Rank, dynamics of Wall Street analyst estimates and consensus projections, historical earnings-per-share trends, dividend yield, and forward valuation vs. current valuation.

Released on at the beginning of each quarter, Earnings Busters Q Series is modeled after the Baker’s Dozen approach and takes a shorter term outlook. The Sabrient team, led by Senior Quantitative Analyst Josh Russell and President Scott Brown, along with a group from Gradient Analytics, qualitatively reviews the candidates to select the final list.

“The Earnings Buster Q Series fits well with our yearly Baker’s Dozen report, and is a tremendous tool for astute investors who are seeking a superior shorter term view of strong stocks across a wide range of markets,” said Russell. “There are many factors that comprise how a particular stock performs, both in the near and long term, and we take a detailed, careful consideration of several of these key dynamics when assembling this list of stocks.”

As of market close on Sept. 6, 2013, the Q3 performance is +2.39%.

The stocks for Earnings Busters Q3, which was launched on July 1, 2013, and will run through September 30, 2013, are, in order of highest to lowest as favored by the selection team: Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc. (JAZZ); Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (PPC); Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI); EMC Corporation (EMC); Spirit Airlines Inc. (SAVE); CECO Environmental Corporation (CECE); ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK); Triumph Group, Inc. (TGI); SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (SSNC), and Evolution Petroleum Corporation (EPM).

The 11th to 20th favored stocks on Earnings Busters Q3 list are: Capital One Financial Corporation (COF); Citigroup, Inc. (C); Pacific Continental Corporation (PCBK); Genuine Parts Company (GPC); Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC); Tesoro Corporation (TSO); Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP); Validus Holdings, Ltd. (VR); Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. (SIRO), and PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM).

For more information on the Earnings Busters Q Series, download the Earnings Buster Q3 Report and Video.


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