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One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Howard Bancorp, Inc. HBMD. This is because this security in the Banks - Northeast space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective.
This is important because, often times, a rising tide will lift all boats in an industry, as there can be broad trends taking place in a segment that are boosting securities across the board. This is arguably taking place in the Banks - Northeast space as it currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 19 out of more than 250 industries, suggesting it is well-positioned from this perspective, especially when compared to other segments out there.
Meanwhile, Howard Bancorp is actually looking pretty good on its own too. The firm has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past month, suggesting analysts are becoming a bit more bullish on the firm’s prospects in both the short and long term.
Howard Bancorp, Inc. Price and Consensus
Howard Bancorp, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Howard Bancorp, Inc. Quote
In fact, over the past month, current quarter estimates have risen from 33 cents per share to 35 cents per share, while current year estimates have risen from 93 cents per share to $1.02 per share. This has helped HBMD to earn a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), further underscoring the company’s solid position. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
So, if you are looking for a decent pick in a strong industry, consider Howard Bancorp. Not only is its industry currently in the top third, but it is seeing solid estimate revisions as of late, suggesting it could be a very interesting choice for investors seeking a name in this great industry segment.
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