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Manchester United (MANU) Moves 6.7% Higher: Will This Strength Last?

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Manchester United (MANU) shares soared 6.7% in the last trading session to close at $17.26. The move was backed by solid volume with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This compares to the stock's 8.8% loss over the past four weeks.

Shares of Manchester United appreciated after the leading football club announced the formation of a breakaway Super League. This new mid-week competation will be governed by its "Founding Clubs." Manchester United along with AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Real Madrid CF as well as Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as Founding Clubs.

Price and Consensus

Price Consensus Chart for MANU
Price Consensus Chart for MANU

This soccer club is expected to post quarterly earnings of $0.01 per share in its upcoming report, which represents a year-over-year change of +116.7%. Revenues are expected to be $148.04 million, down 6.3% from the year-ago quarter.

Earnings and revenue growth expectations certainly give a good sense of the potential strength in a stock, but empirical research shows that trends in earnings estimate revisions are strongly correlated with near-term stock price movements.

For Manchester United, 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 MANU going forward to see if this recent jump can turn into more strength down the road.

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