Pioneer Natural Resources Company PXD is a Oil and Gas - Exploration and Production - United States company 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 PXD'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 Pioneer Natural Resources could be a solid choice for investors.
Current Quarter Estimates for PXD
In the past 30 days, 7 estimates have gone higher for Pioneer Natural Resources while 2 have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from earnings of 3 cents a share 30 days ago, to earnings of 18 cents, a significant move.
Current Year Estimates for PXD
Pioneer Natural Resources Company Price and EPS Surprise
Meanwhile, Pioneer Natural Resources's current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 15 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 earnings of $1.13 per share 30 days ago to earnings of $1.67 per share today, a significant move.
The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 6.5% 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 #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 .
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