10 stocks that almost always beat on earnings

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As the second-quarter earnings season picks up steam, a group of stocks may be poised to jump on their reports this week.

Wall Street once again appears to have set the bar too low, setting up many opportunities for traders to benefit from a post-earnings surge.

Of the 60 S&P 500 companies that reported earnings already, 72 percent beat analysts' estimates, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Among those names, Google and Netflix, saw their shares hit a record price Friday, ending the week up more than 18 percent on the back of strong earnings.