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Increased Earnings Estimates Seen for InterOil Corporation (IOC): Can It Move Higher?
February 06, 2014

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InterOil Corporation is an oil and gas company 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 IOC’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 InterOil Corporation could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for IOC

In the past 30 days, 1 estimate has gone higher for InterOil Corporation with no downward revision in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates narrowing from a loss of 8 cents a share 30 days ago, to a loss of 4 cents a share today, a move of 50%.

Current Year Estimates for IOC

Meanwhile, InterOil Corporation’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 1 estimate moving higher in the past month, compared to no downward revision. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, narrowing from a loss of 40 cents per share 30 days ago to a loss of 36 cents per share today, an increase of 10%.

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 13.5% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock to profit in the near future.

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