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Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

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In the latest trading session, Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP - Free Report) closed at $1.15, marking a -1.71% move from the previous day. This move lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.53%. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 0.13%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 1.42%.

Heading into today, shares of the company had lost 15.83% over the past month, lagging the Transportation sector's gain of 0.68% and the S&P 500's loss of 3.76% in that time.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from MMLP as it approaches its next earnings report date. The company is expected to report EPS of -$0.13, down 116.67% from the prior-year quarter.

Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for MMLP. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.

The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection remained stagnant. MMLP is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).

The Transportation - Shipping industry is part of the Transportation sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 93, which puts it in the top 37% of all 250+ industries.

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