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Surging Earnings Estimates Signal Good News for Commercial Metals (CMC)


Commercial Metals Company CMC manufactures, recycles, and markets steel and metal products that 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 CMC’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 Commercial Metals could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for CMC

In the past 30 days, two estimates have gone higher for Commercial Metals while one has gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 22 cents a share 30 days ago, to 27 cents today, a move of 22.7%.

Current Year Estimates for CMC

Meanwhile, Commercial Metals current year figures are also looking quite promising, with three estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to one lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from $1.23 per share 30 days ago to $1.38 per share today, an increase of 12.2%.

Commercial Metals Company Price and Consensus

Commercial Metals Company Price and Consensus | Commercial Metals Company Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 21.1% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So, investors may 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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