Todd Bunton, On Tuesday June 21, 2011, 1:00 am EDT
Amcol International Corporation (NYSE: ACO - News) recently reported better than expected first quarter results as solid sales growth, coupled with margin expansion, led to a whopping 90% increase in EPS year-over-year.
Analysts revised their estimates significantly higher for both 2011 and 2012 off the strong quarter, sending the stock to a Zacks #2 Rank (Buy). Based on consensus estimates, Amcol is expected to grow EPS by 32% in 2011 and 23% in 2012.
In addition, the company pays a dividend that yields an attractive 2.1%.