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Strength Seen in Sprout Social (SPT): Can Its 8.0% Jump Turn into More Strength?

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Sprout Social (SPT - Free Report) shares soared 8% in the last trading session to close at $51.32. The move was backed by solid volume with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This compares to the stock's 9.2% loss over the past four weeks.

The upswing in Sprout Social's share price benefits from an expanding clientele.

This developer of cloud software is expected to post quarterly loss of $0.05 per share in its upcoming report, which represents a year-over-year change of -150%. Revenues are expected to be $84.14 million, up 28.8% 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 Sprout Social, the consensus EPS estimate for the quarter has been revised 3.6% lower over the last 30 days to the current level. And a negative trend in earnings estimate revisions doesn't usually translate into price appreciation. So, make sure to keep an eye on SPT 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 >>>>

Sprout Social belongs to the Zacks Internet - Services industry. Another stock from the same industry, Zillow Group (ZG - Free Report) , closed the last trading session 1% higher at $45.14. Over the past month, ZG has returned -12.7%.

Zillow's consensus EPS estimate for the upcoming report has remained unchanged over the past month at $0.21. Compared to the company's year-ago EPS, this represents a change of -44.7%. Zillow currently boasts a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).

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