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Quarterly earnings season is around the corner, and financial services firms are among the first to share their results.
Birinyi Associates screened about 260 companies that are members of the S&P 500 to see which names consistently beat top- and bottom-line estimates.
Within that group, the results for five financial stocks topped analysts’ estimates for both earnings and revenues 80% of the time