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Tale of the Tape

Zep, Inc. (ZEP - Snapshot Report) saw a big move last session, as the company’s shares fell by nearly 6% on the day. The move came on pretty good volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks the recent trend of the company, as the stock is now trading below the volatile price range of $17.19 to $18.68 in the past one-month time frame.

This slump shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to investors, as this leading producer and marketer of maintenance and cleaning solutions has seen 1 negative revision in the past few weeks and its current year earnings consensus has moved lower over the last 30 days. This suggests there may be more trouble down the road. So make sure to keep an eye on this stock going forward to see if this recent slump will continue, as the earnings picture definitely suggests that this might be the case.

ZEP currently has a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).

Some better-ranked stocks in the Chemical-Specialty industry include Green Plains Inc. (GPRE - Snapshot Report), Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTX - Snapshot Report) and NL Industries Inc. (NL). All these stocks carry a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

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