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Why Intrepid Potash (IPI) Could Be Positioned for a Surge

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Intrepid Potash Inc. (IPI - Free Report) , which produces and sells potash and langbeinite products, 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 IPI’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 Intrepid Potash could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for IPI

In the past 30 days, one estimate has  gone higher for Intrepid Potash while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates narrowing from a loss 6 cents a share 30 days ago, to a loss of 4 cents today, a move of 33.3%.

Current Year Estimates for IPI

Meanwhile, Intrepid Potash’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with one estimate 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 31 cents per share 30 days ago to a loss of 27 cents per share today, an increase of 12.9%.

Intrepid Potash, Inc Price and Consensus

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 12.2% 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 stocks here.

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