(ATU - Analyst Report
) keeps beating
the Zacks Consensus Estimate on top and on bottom. It is now
a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) and is the Bear of the Day. Let's
take a look at why this is the case.
Actuant, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a diversified
industrial company with operations in 15 countries. Actuant offers
products under such established brand names as Enerpac, Gardner
Bender, Milwaukee Cylinder, Nielsen Sessions, Power-Packer, and
ATU beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.29 by a penny.
Revenue came in at $276M while the Zacks Consensus Estimate was
looking for $278M.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate
has been falling over the last few months. The FY16
estimate stood at $1.58 in December of last year and then fell to
$1.36 in April. The estimate currently states at $1.08.
Next year has also seen a move lower in estimates with the
2017 Zacks Consensus Estimate moving from $1.90 to $1.36 over the
same time period.
The decline in estimates is the main reason this is a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) and the Bear of the Day.
Zacks has developed a chart that helps investors see how
earnings estimates have
the price of the stock over the last several years. We call
this chart the
consensus chart, and each color coded lines represents
analyst estimates over a
designated year. As estimates increase, the stock tends to
follow. The Zacks
impacted by earnings estimate increases, beats and
incorporates the idea of
agreement and magnitude. As a
Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) we see that estimates are moving
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