Aegion shares rallied 12.4% in the last trading session to close at $29.13. This move can be attributable to notable volume with a higher number of shares being traded than in a typical session. This compares to the stock's 21.2% gain over the past four weeks.
Shares of Aegion have jumped after the company has received an unsolicited non-binding proposal from Apollo Global Management Inc. to acquire the company. Last month, Aegion had entered into a merger agreement with affiliates of New Mountain Capital for $26.00 per share in cash, or a total enterprise value of approximately $963 million.
Price and Consensus
This provider of infrastructure protection is expected to post quarterly earnings of $0.19 per share in its upcoming report, which represents a year-over-year change of +216.7%. Revenues are expected to be $276.5 million, down 3.8% from the year-ago quarter.
While earnings and revenue growth expectations are important in evaluating the potential strength in a stock, empirical research shows a strong correlation between trends in earnings estimate revisions and near-term stock price movements.
For Aegion, the consensus EPS estimate for the quarter has remained unchanged over the last 30 days. And a stock's price usually doesn't keep moving higher in the absence of any trend in earnings estimate revisions. So, make sure to keep an eye on AEGN going forward to see if this recent jump can turn into more strength down the road.
The stock currently carries a Zacks Rank 3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today's Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks here >>>>