American Superconductor (AMSC - Free Report) closed at $8.02 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.6% move from the prior day. This change lagged the S&P 500's daily of 0%. At the same time, the Dow added 0.08%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.18%.
Heading into today, shares of the wind turbine component maker had lost 5.18% over the past month, lagging the Computer and Technology sector's gain of 4.19% and the S&P 500's gain of 3.37% in that time.
Wall Street will be looking for positivity from AMSC as it approaches its next earnings report date. The company is expected to report EPS of -$0.30, down 172.73% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $15.40 million, up 8.99% from the year-ago period.
Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of -$0.93 per share and revenue of $59.30 million. These totals would mark changes of -45.31% and +5.5%, respectively, from last year.
Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for AMSC. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.
Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.
The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. AMSC is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).
The Electronics - Miscellaneous Components industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 229, which puts it in the bottom 11% of all 250+ industries.
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