First Majestic Silver Corp. AG is slated to report third-quarter 2020 results on Nov 5, after the closing bell.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for First Majestic’s third-quarter earnings is currently pegged at 13 cents, suggesting a 116.7% jump from the year-ago quarter. The estimate has been revised 18% upward over the past 30 days.
First Majestic Silver Corp. Price and EPS Surprise
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Our proven model conclusively predicts a beat for First Majestic this earnings season. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat.
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Earnings ESP: The Earnings ESP for First Majestic is +12%.
Zacks Rank: The company currently carries a Zacks Rank #3.
Factors to Note
During the September-end quarter, First Majestic recorded consolidated production of 5.2 million silver equivalent ounce, comprising 3.2 million ounces of silver and 25,771 ounces of gold. Silver and gold production increased 72% and 63% sequentially, respectively, aided by impressive operating performances across its three mines.
Gold prices have been up 23.6% so far this year, fueled by the coronavirus pandemic and rate cuts. Silver prices have also flared up 32.7%, year to date. Given that industrial applications account for 60% of the global silver consumption, the slowdown in industrial activity amid the pandemic had earlier thwarted demand for the white metal. Lately, silver has been gaining on the back of recovery in industrial activity as governments continue relaxing the restrictions. Higher production numbers, and rising gold and silver prices, during the third quarter are likely to have aided the company’s third-quarter performance.
First Majestic’s shares have appreciated 24.9% over the past six months, compared to the industry’s rally of 46.6%.
Other Stocks With Favorable Combinations
Here are some other companies in the basic materials space you may want to consider as our model shows that these too have the right combination of elements to post earnings beat this quarter:
Avient Corporation AVNT currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 and has an Earnings ESP of +1.48%. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
Koppers Holdings Inc. KOP has an Earnings ESP of +19.27% and holds a Zacks Rank of 2 currently.
Albemarle Corporation ALB has an Earnings ESP of +5.73% and carries a Zacks Rank #3, at present.
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