Zacks.com featured expert Kevin Matras highlights: Freescale Semiconductor, Live Nation Entertainment, Sigma Designs, Trina Solar and Xyratex PR Newswire CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2013 CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Stocks in this week's article include: Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL – Free Report), Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV – Free Report), Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM – Free Report), Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL – Free Report) and Xyratex (NASDAQ: XRTX – Free Report). Kevin Matras goes over a screen that can help you find companies with accelerated earnings growth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/ZIRLOGO) Screen of the Week written by Kevin Matras of Zacks Investment Research: In good markets or bad, earnings are one of the most important things that influence stock prices. But instead of just looking at only the most recent quarter's earnings, try looking for earnings acceleration too. With earnings season in full swing, this is a good time to go over this. Studies have shown that almost all of the most successful stocks in the past had displayed accelerated earnings BEFORE their most impressive price moves. Sideways 'percentage earnings growth' (even if they're good) or decelerating 'percentage earnings growth' (strong or not) can potentially signal a period of consolidation (or slowdown), which in turn can flatten out prices or send them lower. But increasing 'percentage earnings growth' (consistently improving from the company's prior percentage of earnings growth) can often be the difference between good stocks and great stocks. For the rest of this Screen of the Week article please visit Zacks.com at: http://www.zacks.com/commentary/29228/ Sign up now for your free trial today and start picking better stocks immediately. And with the backtesting feature, you can test your ideas to see how you can improve your trading in both up markets and down markets. Don't wait for the market to get better before you decide to do better. 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Zacks.com featured expert Kevin Matras highlights: Freescale Semiconductor, Live Nation Entertainment, Sigma Designs, Trina
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