Stock Price Performance: Between November 19, 2012 and January 17, 2013, the stock price had risen $1.94 (9.6%), from $20.16 to $22.10. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 14, 2012 and August 22, 2012, when shares rose for seven straight days, increasing 3.4% (+73 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 6, 2012 and November 14, 2012 when shares fell for seven straight days, dropping 8.5% (-$1.85) over that span.
Analyst Ratings: With three analysts rating the stock as a buy, two rating it as a sell and one rating it as a hold, there are indications of a bullish outlook.
On the top line, the company is looking to build on four-straight revenue increases heading into this earnings announcement. Revenue rose 22.4% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, 8.5% in the first quarter and 23.6% in the second quarter before increasing again in the third quarter.
Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $99.6 million in revenue this quarter, a decline of 0.8% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $395.3 million for the year, a rise of 3.7% from last year’s revenue of $381.3 million.
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(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)