In the latest trading session, Lithium Americas Corp. (LAC) closed at $14.61, marking a -0.81% move from the previous day. This change lagged the S&P 500's 0.54% loss on the day.
Prior to today's trading, shares of the metals and mining company had lost 0.2% over the past month. This has lagged the Basic Materials sector's gain of 6.75% and the S&P 500's gain of 3.05% in that time.
LAC will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. On that day, LAC is projected to report earnings of -$0.10 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 66.67%.
It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for LAC. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.
Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. 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.
The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection remained stagnant. LAC is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
The Chemical - Diversified industry is part of the Basic Materials sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 88, which puts it in the top 35% of all 250+ industries.
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