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Dan Dicker: Expect Upside Surprises in These Names

Earnings season kicks off Tuesday and MercBloc’s Dan Dicker thinks we’ll see some upside surprises from commodity-related names.

That’s because while there’s been a rollback in commodities prices coming into the third quarter, the average price of Brent crude hasn’t come down significantly. Plus, copper’s decline didn’t start until the beginning of September.

Dicker told the “Fast Money” team he believes that adds up to good news for commodity-related companies.

“I think you are going to have some tremendous surprises in terms of earnings from these commodity-related stocks, particularly mega-cap oil companies, oil services companies, and mid-cap E&Ps,” he said. “You are going to get some pops out of all of these.”

It’s a similar story to the previous quarter, where Dicker said two-thirds of the growth was due to commodities and a weak dollar.

But Alcoa , which reports after the bell, isn’t a name he thinks will be among those who will deliver a surprise to the upside. Aluminum is the only commodity that hasn’t had the spike the others had, and Dicker expects another disappointing quarter from the company.


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