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Why IPG Photonics (IPGP) Could Be Positioned for a Surge
August 28, 2017

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IPG Photonics Corporation (IPGP - Free Report) , the leader in high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers, 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 IPGP’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 IPG Photonics could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for IPGP

In the past 30 days, five estimates have gone higher for IPG Photonics while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from $1.55 a share 30 days ago, to $1.81 today, a move of 16.8%.

Current Year Estimates for IPGP

Meanwhile, IPG Photonics' current year figures are also looking quite promising, with six estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to none lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from $5.95 per share 30 days ago to $6.63 per share today, an increase of 11.4%.

IPG Photonics Corporation Price and Consensus

IPG Photonics Corporation Price and Consensus | IPG Photonics Corporation Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #1 (Strong 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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