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Kforce (KFRC) Stock Jumps 7.7%: Will It Continue to Soar?

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Kforce (KFRC - Free Report) shares rallied 7.7% in the last trading session to close at $61.78. 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 5.3% gain over the past four weeks.

The stock recorded this price increase as guidance for second-quarter 2021 was impressive. Management guided an EPS range of 87 cents to 95 cents, which is way above the current Zacks Consensus Estimate for the period of 70 cents.

Price and Consensus

Price Consensus Chart for KFRC

This staffing company is expected to post quarterly earnings of $0.70 per share in its upcoming report, which represents a year-over-year change of +48.9%. Revenues are expected to be $353.6 million, up 3.1% 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 Kforce, 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 KFRC 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 >>>>


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