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Guaranty Bancshares Inc. (GNTY) Soars 9%: Is Further Upside Left in the Stock?

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Guaranty Bancshares Inc. (GNTY) shares rallied 9% in the last trading session to close at $37.51. This move can be attributable to notable volume with a higher number of shares being traded than in a typical session. This compares to the stock's 10.1% gain over the past four weeks.

The stock extended its rally for the third consecutive day. In fact, it touched a new 52-week high of $38.49 in last day's trading session. Growing investor optimism surrounding the expectation of an accelerated recovery of the economy drove the stock higher. The optimistic sentiments can be attributable to the steepening of the yield curve, the extensive vaccination drive, additional government spending and favorable economic data.

Price and Consensus

Price Consensus Chart for GNTY
Price Consensus Chart for GNTY

This company is expected to post quarterly earnings of $0.78 per share in its upcoming report, which represents a year-over-year change of +56%. Revenues are expected to be $29.1 million, up 14% from the year-ago quarter.

While earnings and revenue growth expectations are important in evaluating the potential strength in a stock, empirical research shows a strong correlation between trends in earnings estimate revisions and near-term stock price movements.

For Guaranty Bancshares Inc., the consensus EPS estimate for the quarter has remained unchanged over the last 30 days. And a stock's price usually doesn't keep moving higher in the absence of any trend in earnings estimate revisions. So, make sure to keep an eye on GNTY going forward to see if this recent jump can turn into more strength down the road.

The stock currently carries a Zacks Rank 3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today's Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks here >>>>

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