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Can FireEye (FEYE) Run Higher on Strong Earnings Estimate Revisions?
November 14, 2016

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FireEye, Inc. (FEYE - Free Report) provides security platform for cyber-attacks that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on FEYE’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that FireEye could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for FEYE

In the past 30 days, 4 estimates have gone higher for FireEye while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates narrowing from a loss of 57 cents a share 30 days ago, to a loss of 49 cents today, a move of 14%.

Current Year Estimates for FEYE

Meanwhile, FireEye’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 4 estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to none lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, narrowing from a loss of $2.80 per share 30 days ago to a loss of $2.49 per share today, an increase of 11.1%.

FIREEYE INC Price and Consensus

 

FIREEYE INC Price and Consensus | FIREEYE INC Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 11.9% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 (Strong Buy) Rank stocks here.

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