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Piedmont Lithium Inc. (PLL) Stock Moves -0.08%: What You Should Know

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Piedmont Lithium Inc. (PLL - Free Report) closed at $38.95 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.08% move from the prior day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.23%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 0.31%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.09%.

Heading into today, shares of the company had lost 12.13% over the past month, lagging the Basic Materials sector's loss of 2.9% and the S&P 500's loss of 1.43% in that time.

Piedmont Lithium Inc. will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect Piedmont Lithium Inc. to post earnings of $1.68 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 566.67%.

Any recent changes to analyst estimates for Piedmont Lithium Inc. should also be noted by investors. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest 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. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.

The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 2.75% lower. Piedmont Lithium Inc. is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #5 (Strong Sell).

In terms of valuation, Piedmont Lithium Inc. is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 7.19. For comparison, its industry has an average Forward P/E of 10.09, which means Piedmont Lithium Inc. is trading at a discount to the group.

The Mining - Miscellaneous industry is part of the Basic Materials sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 154, which puts it in the bottom 39% of all 250+ industries.

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