Today, editor Austin Smith reviews a Factset earnings insight report and sheds some light on what two huge earnings beats show.

One is from fallen angel Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) which lost investor support after its Qwikster debacle, though the mess overshadowed a strong fundamental business. 

The second is from PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) which could indicate a housing market ready to take off. 

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