5 Drug/Biotech Stocks Likely To Surpass On Earnings In Q3

GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +3.03% and a Zacks Rank #2. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for third-quarter 2019 earnings stands at $0.83. The company’s earnings topped estimates in three of the last four quarters, the average positive surprise being 12.74%. It is scheduled to release earnings on Oct 30.

Incyte Corporation (INCY - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +1.15% and a Zacks Rank of 1. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for third-quarter 2019 earnings is pegged at $0.65. The company’s earnings trumped estimates in two of the last four quarters, the average beat being 25.01%. It is scheduled to release earnings on Oct 29.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +3.07% and is Zacks #1 Ranked. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for third-quarter 2019 earnings stands at $1.13. The company’s earnings outpaced estimates in all the trailing four quarters, the average being 17.87%. The company is scheduled to release earnings on Oct 30.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +1.70% and a Zacks Rank of 2. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for third-quarter 2019 earnings stands at $3.59. The company’s earnings exceeded estimates in all the previous four quarters, the average being 14.81%. The company is scheduled to release earnings on Nov 5.

Zoetis, Inc. (ZTS - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +2.58% and is Zacks #2 Ranked. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for third-quarter 2019 earnings stands at $0.89. The company’s earnings outshined estimates in all the last four quarters, the average being 7.89%. It is scheduled to release earnings on Nov 7.

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