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Envista (NVST) Soars 6.3%: Is Further Upside Left in the Stock?

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Envista (NVST - Free Report) shares soared 6.3% in the last trading session to close at $43.47. The move was backed by solid volume with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This compares to the stock's 8.6% gain over the past four weeks.

Envista recorded a solid price appreciation on the news of the company joining the coveted S&P MidCap 400 (from Apr 12) replacing InterDigital Inc. The market is also upbeat about the company’s recent four-year partnership extension with Heartland Dental, which is U.S.'s largest dental support organization. The deal expansion also bolsters the company’s footprint in the dental supply space.

Price and Consensus

Price Consensus Chart for NVST


This maker of dental products is expected to post quarterly earnings of $0.31 per share in its upcoming report, which represents a year-over-year change of +933.3%. Revenues are expected to be $636.89 million, up 16.4% from the year-ago quarter.

Earnings and revenue growth expectations certainly give a good sense of the potential strength in a stock, but empirical research shows that trends in earnings estimate revisions are strongly correlated with near-term stock price movements.

For Envista, 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 NVST going forward to see if this recent jump can turn into more strength down the road.

The stock currently carries a Zacks Rank 1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today's Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks here >>>>

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