A month has gone by since the last earnings report for Arch Coal Inc. (ARCH - Free Report) . Shares have lost about 3.2% in that time frame.
Will the recent negative trend continue leading up to its next earnings release, or is ARCH due for a breakout? Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let's take a quick look at the most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important catalysts.
How Have Estimates Been Moving Since Then?
It turns out, fresh estimate have trended downward during the past month. There have been three revisions lower for the current quarter. In the past month, the consensus estimate has shifted by -29.12 % due to these changes.
At this time, ARCH has a nice Growth Score of B, though it is lagging a lot on the momentum front with an F. The stock was allocated a grade of A on the value side, putting it in the top 20% for this investment strategy.
Overall, the stock has an aggregate VGM score of A. If you aren't focused on one strategy, this score is the one you should be interested in.
Our style scores indicate that the stock is more suitable for value investors than growth investors.
Estimates have been broadly trending downward for the stock and the magnitude of these revisions indicates a downward shift. Interestingly, ARCH has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). We expect an in-line return from the stock in the next few months.