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7 stocks that almost always rise on earnings

7 stocks that rise
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In the midst of first-quarter earnings season, a group of stocks could be ready to pop if history is any guide.

Of the 132 S&P 500 companies that have reported first-quarter results so far, 77 percent beat EPS estimates, 8 percent matched and 15 percent missed. Of those names, about 56 percent of companies disclosed revenue figures above analysts' expectations, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

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.