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International Seaways (INSW) Stock Jumps 9.1%: Will It Continue to Soar?

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International Seaways (INSW - Free Report) shares rallied 9.1% in the last trading session to close at $20.23. 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 5.7% loss over the past four weeks.

The uptick was owing to the narrower-than-expected loss per share posted by the shipping company for first-quarter 2021. The company incurred a loss of 48 cents per share, better than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 54 cents in the March quarter.

Price and Consensus

Price Consensus Chart for INSW

This company is expected to post quarterly loss of $0.54 per share in its upcoming report, which represents a year-over-year change of -136.2%. Revenues are expected to be $48.98 million, down 60.9% 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 International Seaways, the consensus EPS estimate for the quarter has been revised 1.1% higher over the last 30 days to the current level. And a positive trend in earnings estimate revision usually translates into price appreciation. So, make sure to keep an eye on INSW 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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