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S&P 500 earnings are expected to drop about 40% this quarter due to the coronavirus impact, which would mark the worst quarterly profit decline since 2008. Still, a handful of companies, set to report results in the week ahead, have a strong track record of exceeding Wall Street estimates.
CNBC Pro crunched the numbers using data from Bespoke Investment Group and found five stocks that almost always surprise to the upside. These stocks also tend to get an immediate pop post earnings.