Virtu Financial, Inc. (VIRT - Free Report) is a key provider of financial services that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.
These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on VIRT’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that Virtu Financial could be a solid choice for investors.
Current Quarter Estimates for VIRT
In the past 30 days, one estimate has gone higher for Virtu Financial while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 37 cents a share 30 days ago, to 51 cents today, a move of 37.8%.
Current Year Estimates for VIRT
Meanwhile, Virtu Financial’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with two estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to none lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from $1.44 per share 30 days ago to $1.67 per share today, an increase of 15.9%.
The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 36.2% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So, investors may want to consider this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
Zacks Top 10 Stocks for 2020
In addition to the stocks discussed above, would you like to know about our 10 finest buy-and-hold tickers for the entirety of 2020?
Last year's 2019 Zacks Top 10 Stocks portfolio returned gains as high as +102.7%. Now a brand-new portfolio has been handpicked from over 4,000 companies covered by the Zacks Rank. Don’t miss your chance to get in on these long-term buys.
Access Zacks Top 10 Stocks for 2020 today >>