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Why Apache (APA) Stock Might be a Great Pick

One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Apache CorporationAPA . This is because this security in the Oil Gas Exploration and Production US space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective.

This is important because, often times, a rising tide will lift all boats in an industry, as there can be broad trends taking place in a segment that are boosting securities across the board. This is arguably taking place in the Oil Gas Exploration and Production US space as it currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 72 out of more than 250 industries, suggesting it is well-positioned from this perspective, especially when compared to other segments out there.

Meanwhile, Apache is actually looking pretty good on its own too. The firm has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past month, suggesting analysts are becoming a bit more bullish on the firm's prospects in both the short and long term.

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In fact, over the past month, current quarter estimates have risen from earnings of 11 cents per share to earnings of 15 cents per share, while current year estimates have risen from loss of 64 cents per share to loss of 53 cents per share. This has helped APA to earn a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), which is also a favorable signal. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here .

So, if you are looking for a decent pick in a strong industry, consider Apache. Not only is its industry currently in the top third, but it is seeing solid estimate revisions as of late, suggesting it could be a very interesting choice for investors seeking a name in this great industry segment.

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