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Radian Group Earnings: An Early Look

Dan Caplinger
February 7, 2013

Earnings season is in full swing, with huge numbers of companies having already given their latest numbers to investors. The key to making smart investment decisions with stocks releasing their quarterly reports is to anticipate how they'll do before they announce results, leaving you fully prepared to respond quickly to whatever inevitable surprises arise. That way, you'll be less likely to make an uninformed kneejerk reaction to news that turns out to be exactly the wrong move.

Let's turn to Radian Group (NYSE: RDN). The mortgage-insurance company has been on fire lately as an improving housing market has greatly bolstered the industry's prospects going forward. Let's take an early look at what's been happening with Radian Group over the past quarter and what we're likely to see in its quarterly report next Monday.

Stats on Radian Group

Analyst EPS Estimate


Year-Ago EPS


Revenue Estimate

$200 million

Change From Year-Ago Revenue


Earnings Beats in Past 4 Quarters


Source: Yahoo! Finance.

Will Radian Group insure shareholder happiness?
During the past three months, analysts have gotten increasingly optimistic about Radian's future. They still see the company losing money throughout 2013, but they see the company becoming profitable as early as the second quarter and have greatly reduced their loss estimates. The shares have definitel