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Why Devon Energy (DVN) Could Be Positioned for a Surge
November 25, 2016

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Devon Energy Corporation (DVN - Free Report) , an independent natural gas, natural gas liquids, and petroleum producer, 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 DVN’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 Devon Energy could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for DVN

In the past 30 days, 6 estimates have gone higher for Devon Energy while no estimates have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 10 cents a share 30 days ago, to 18 cents today, a move of 80%.

Current Year Estimates for DVN

Meanwhile, Devon Energy’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 10 estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to no lower estimates. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, narrowing from a loss of 22 cents per share 30 days ago to a loss of 14 cents per share today, an increase of 36.4%.

DEVON ENERGY Price and Consensus

 

DEVON ENERGY Price and Consensus | DEVON ENERGY Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 12% 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 #3 (Hold) 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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