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Matador Resources (MTDR) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know

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In the latest trading session, Matador Resources (MTDR - Free Report) closed at $47.01, marking a +0.81% move from the previous day. The stock lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 3.06%. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 2.68%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.08%.

Coming into today, shares of the independent oil and gas company had lost 19.78% in the past month. In that same time, the Oils-Energy sector lost 12.66%, while the S&P 500 lost 4.31%.

Investors will be hoping for strength from Matador Resources as it approaches its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of $3.06, up 200% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $797.54 million, up 123.13% from the prior-year quarter.

For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $10.97 per share and revenue of $2.92 billion, which would represent changes of +158.12% and +75.5%, respectively, from the prior year.

Any recent changes to analyst estimates for Matador Resources should also be noted by investors. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.

Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 0.64% higher. Matador Resources is holding a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold) right now.

Looking at its valuation, Matador Resources is holding a Forward P/E ratio of 4.25. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 4.23, so we one might conclude that Matador Resources is trading at a premium comparatively.

The Oil and Gas - Exploration and Production - United States industry is part of the Oils-Energy sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 48, which puts it in the top 19% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

Make sure to utilize Zacks.com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions.


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