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Earnings Estimates Moving Higher for U.S. Silica (SLCA): Time to Buy?

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U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. SLCA, a leading producer of industrial minerals, could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on SLCA’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that U.S. Silica could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for SLCA

In the past 30 days, 2 estimates have gone higher for U.S. Silica while no estimates have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates narrowing from am loss of 12 cents a share 30 days ago, to 11 cents today, a move of 8.3%.

Current Year Estimates for SLCA

Meanwhile, U.S. Silica’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 2 estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to no lower estimates. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, narrowing from a loss of 64 cents per share 30 days ago to 62 cents per share today, an increase of 3.1%.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. Price and Consensus

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. Price and Consensus | U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. Quote


Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 11.7% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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