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Lithium Americas Corp. (LAC) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know

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Lithium Americas Corp. (LAC - Free Report) closed at $14.55 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.34% move from the prior day. This change lagged the S&P 500's 1.66% gain on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 1.39%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 1.24%.

Heading into today, shares of the metals and mining company had lost 20.85% over the past month, lagging the Basic Materials sector's loss of 1.29% and the S&P 500's gain of 1.91% in that time.

Investors will be hoping for strength from LAC as it approaches its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of -$0.12, up 20% from the prior-year quarter.

Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for LAC. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.

Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. 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 ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 5.38% lower. LAC is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

The Chemical - Diversified industry is part of the Basic Materials sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 79, putting it in the top 31% of all 250+ industries.

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