Can Western Refining (WNR) Run Higher on Strong Earnings Estimate Revisions? - Tale of the Tape


Western Refining, Inc. ( WNR ), a crude oil refiner and marketer of refined products, 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 WNR'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 Western Refining could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for WNR

In the past 30 days, 2 estimates have gone higher for Western Refining while 3 have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 50 cents a share 30 days ago, to 57 today, a move of 14%.

Current Year Estimates for WNR

Meanwhile, Western Refining's current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 2 estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to 3 lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from $3.64 per share 30 days ago to $4.03 per share today, an increase of 10.7%.

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 5.41% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock to profit in the near future.

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