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Strength Seen in LSI (LYTS): Can Its 5.1% Jump Turn into More Strength?

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LSI (LYTS) shares ended the last trading session 5.1% higher at $8.15. The jump came on an impressive volume with a higher-than-average number of shares changing hands in the session. This compares to the stock's 20.6% gain over the past four weeks.

The uptrend can be attributable to strengthening demand in its core display solutions and lighting markets, targeted price actions, domestic manufacturing footprint, and robust order fulfillment capabilities.

This lighting and LED display company is expected to post quarterly earnings of $0.17 per share in its upcoming report, which represents a year-over-year change of +30.8%. Revenues are expected to be $117.89 million, up 10.8% 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 LSI, the consensus EPS estimate for the quarter has been revised 6.3% higher over the last 30 days to the current level. And a positive trend in earnings estimate revision usually translates into price appreciation. So, make sure to keep an eye on LYTS going forward to see if this recent jump can turn into more strength down the road.

The stock currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today's Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks here >>>>

LSI is part of the Zacks Building Products - Lighting industry. Acuity Brands (AYI), another stock in the same industry, closed the last trading session 3% higher at $171.52. AYI has returned -8.3% in the past month.

For Acuity Brands , the consensus EPS estimate for the upcoming report has remained unchanged over the past month at $3.35. This represents a change of +2.5% from what the company reported a year ago. Acuity Brands currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).

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