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4 Reasons to Add Engility Holdings (EGL) to Your Portfolio

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Estimates for Engility Holdings, Inc. have been revised upward in the past 90 days, which reflects analysts’ optimism in the stock. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2019 earnings has moved up 3.25%.

Shares of Engility Holdings have inched up 0.9% in the past 12 months, against the industry’s decline of 8.9%.

Let’s focus on the factors that make Engility Holdings an appropriate investment option.

Zacks Rank & Surprise History

The stock carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Engility Holdings pulled off an average positive earnings surprise of 19.98% in the last four quarters.

Growth Projections

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2019 earnings per share is pegged at $2.22, reflecting year-over-year rise of 5.88%. Its long-term growth is pegged at 5%

 The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2019 revenues is at $1.94 billion, reflecting year-over-year increase of 2.08%

 VGM Score

Engility Holdings has an impressive VGM Score of A. Here V stands for Value, G for Growth and M for Momentum with the score being a weighted combination of all three factors. Back tested results show that stocks with a favorable VGM Score of A or B coupled with a bullish Zacks Rank are best investment options.

Bidding & Winning Opportunities

In the last reported quarter, Engility Holdings delivered the highest book-to-bill ratio in its history, which was 2.4 for the quarter and 1.2 on the trailing 12 months .The company’s businesses — Defense, Space and Intel — performed well and surpassed their bookings revenue and profit targets. The company expects this momentum to continue in 2019. Engility Holdings retained fiscal 2018 guidance and expects revenues in the range of $1.83-$1.90 billion.

Stocks to Consider

A few other top-ranked stocks from the same industry are The Boeing Company (BA - Free Report) , Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC - Free Report) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT - Free Report) . Lockheed Martin sports a Zacks Rank #1. Boeing and Northrop Grumman hold a Zacks Rank #2.

Long-term earnings growth of Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin is pegged at 13.30%, 14% and 6%, respectively.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2019 earnings of Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin moved up 1%, 3.5% and 0.3% in the past 60 days, respectively.

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