In the latest trading session, Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (SPCE - Free Report) closed at $18.52, marking a -0.91% move from the previous day. This move lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.33%. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 0.3%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 0.67%.
Prior to today's trading, shares of the company had gained 63.66% over the past month. This has outpaced the Aerospace sector's gain of 2.19% and the S&P 500's gain of 3.24% in that time.
Investors will be hoping for strength from SPCE as it approaches its next earnings release, which is expected to be February 25, 2020.
Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for SPCE. 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.
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The Aerospace - Defense industry is part of the Aerospace sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 187, putting it in the bottom 27% of all 250+ industries.
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