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Energy Recovery (ERII) Surges 14.4%: Is This an Indication of Further Gains?

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Energy Recovery, Inc. (ERII - Free Report) shares rallied 14.4% in the last trading session to close at $20.60. 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 3.1% gain over the past four weeks.

Energy Recovery’s rally is largely driven by optimism over the strong momentum and growth prospects for its water desalination business. Notably, the company’s business has been benefiting from increasing size and volume of its MPD customer projects.

Price and Consensus

Price Consensus Chart for ERII

This maker of energy recovery devices is expected to post quarterly earnings of $0.08 per share in its upcoming report, which represents a year-over-year change of +700%. Revenues are expected to be $30 million, up 39.3% 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 Energy Recovery, 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 ERII going forward to see if this recent jump can turn into more strength down the road.

The stock currently carries a Zacks Rank 2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today's Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks here >>>>

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