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In the latest trading session, Sunrun (RUN) closed at $44.55, marking a +1.25% move from the previous day. The stock outpaced the S&P 500’s daily gain of 1.15%.
Prior to today’s trading, shares of the solar energy products distributor had lost 7.15% over the past month. This has lagged the Oils-Energy sector’s gain of 7.06% and the S&P 500’s loss of 4.67% in that time.
Investors will be hoping for strength from RUN as it approaches its next earnings release. On that day, RUN is projected to report earnings of $0.01 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 96.43%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $406.48 million, up 93.78% from the year-ago period.
RUN’s full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of -$0.08 per share and revenue of $1.52 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +80.95% and +64.91%, respectively.
It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for RUN. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company’s business outlook.
Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.
Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. RUN is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
The Solar industry is part of the Oils-Energy sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 234, which puts it in the bottom 8% of all 250+ industries.
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