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7 stocks with a high earnings beat rate

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A group of stocks reporting earnings in the next few days could be ready to pop, if history is any guide.

Of the 41 S&P 500 companies that have reported first-quarter results so far, 29 beat EPS estimates, three matched and another nine missed. Of those names, about half disclosed revenue figures above analysts' expectations.

While betting on stocks ahead of earnings is often a difficult trade, investors tend to look at historical data to make assessments about the future.

Here are some of the names that could benefit from a post-earnings surge.