Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) closed at $52.15 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.29% move from the prior day. The stock outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.43%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 0.18%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.4%.
Prior to today's trading, shares of the egg producer had lost 1.2% over the past month. This has lagged the Basic Materials sector's gain of 4.77% and the S&P 500's gain of 6.28% in that time.
Investors will be hoping for strength from Cal-Maine Foods as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect Cal-Maine Foods to post earnings of $1.98 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 635.14%.
Any recent changes to analyst estimates for Cal-Maine Foods should also be noted by investors. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.
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. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 251.59% higher. Cal-Maine Foods is holding a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy) right now.
Investors should also note Cal-Maine Foods's current valuation metrics, including its Forward P/E ratio of 11.74. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 9.59, so we one might conclude that Cal-Maine Foods is trading at a premium comparatively.
The Agriculture - Products industry is part of the Basic Materials sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 69, which puts it in the top 28% of all 250+ industries.
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