Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (YAMHF) could be a solid choice for investors given the company's remarkably improving earnings outlook. While the stock has been a strong performer lately, this trend might continue since analysts are still raising their earnings estimates for the company.
Analysts' growing optimism on the earnings prospects of this company is driving estimates higher, which should get reflected in its stock price. After all, empirical research shows a strong correlation between trends in earnings estimate revisions and near-term stock price movements. This insight is at the core of our stock rating tool -- the Zacks Rank.
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For Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. There has been strong agreement among the covering analysts in raising earnings estimates, which has helped push consensus estimates considerably higher for the next quarter and full year.
Current-Quarter Estimate Revisions
The company is expected to earn $0.73 per share for the current quarter, which represents a year-over-year change of +48.98%.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has increased 7.35% over the last 30 days, as one estimate has gone higher compared to no negative revisions.
Current-Year Estimate Revisions
For the full year, the earnings estimate of $3.63 per share represents a change of -4.22% from the year-ago number.
There has been an encouraging trend in estimate revisions for the current year as well. Over the past month, two estimates have moved up for Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. versus no negative revisions. This has pushed the consensus estimate 9.01% higher.
Favorable Zacks Rank
Thanks to promising estimate revisions, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. currently carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). The Zacks Rank is a tried-and-tested rating tool that helps investors effectively harness the power of earnings estimate revisions and make the right investment decision. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
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Investors have been betting on Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. because of its solid estimate revisions, as evident from the stock's 16.8% gain over the past four weeks. As its earnings growth prospects might push the stock higher, you may consider adding it to your portfolio right away.
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