Delta Air Lines Inc. ( DAL ), an air transportation service provider, 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 DAL'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 Delta Air Lines could be a solid choice for investors.
Current Quarter Estimates for DAL
In the past 30 days, 8 estimates have gone higher for Delta Air Lines while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 83 cents a share 30 days ago, to $1.00 today, a move of 20.5%.
Current Year Estimates for DAL
Meanwhile, Delta Air Lines' current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 8 estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to none moving lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from $2.60 per share 30 days ago to $2.95 per share today, an increase of 13.5%.
The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 12.5% 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 #1 (Strong Buy) stock to profit in the near future.
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