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Surging Earnings Estimates Signal Good News for MRC Global (MRC)
November 21, 2016

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MRC Global Inc. (MRC - Free Report) is a distributor of pipe, valve, fittings and related products and services 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 MRC’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 MRC Global could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for MRC

In the past 30 days, 7 estimates have gone higher for MRC Global while 1 has gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates narrowing from a loss of 16 cents a share 30 days ago, to a loss of 10 today, a move of 37.5%.

Current Year Estimates for MRC

Meanwhile, MRC Global’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 6 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 61 cents per share 30 days ago to a loss of 50 cents per share today, an increase of 18%.

MRC GLOBAL INC Price and Consensus

 

MRC GLOBAL INC Price and Consensus | MRC GLOBAL INC Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 18.5% 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 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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