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American Superconductor (AMSC) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

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American Superconductor (AMSC - Free Report) closed at $7.56 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.56% move from the prior day. This move lagged the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.28%. At the same time, the Dow lost 0.42%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.03%.

Heading into today, shares of the wind turbine component maker had lost 1.92% over the past month, lagging the Computer and Technology sector's gain of 5.05% and the S&P 500's gain of 3.31% in that time.

AMSC will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect AMSC to post earnings of -$0.30 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 172.73%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $15.40 million, up 8.99% from the year-ago period.

AMSC's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of -$0.93 per share and revenue of $59.30 million. These results would represent year-over-year changes of -45.31% and +5.5%, respectively.

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 such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.

Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.

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 currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).

The Electronics - Miscellaneous Components industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 196, putting it in the bottom 24% of all 250+ industries.

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