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Surging Earnings Estimates Signal Good News for Performant Financial (PFMT)

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Performant Financial Corporation PFMT is engaged in providing technology-enabled recovery and related analytics services in the U.S. that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on PFMT’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that Performant Financial could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for PFMT

In the past 30 days, 1 estimate has gone higher for Performant Financial while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates narrowing from a loss of 5 cents a share 30 days ago, to a loss of a penny today, a move of 80%.

Current Year Estimates for PFMT

Meanwhile, Performant Financial’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 1 estimate moving higher in the past month, compared to none lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, narrowing from a loss of 14 cents per share 30 days ago to a loss of 5 cents per share today, an increase of 64.3%.

Performant Financial Corporation Price and Consensus


Performant Financial Corporation Price and Consensus | Performant Financial Corporation Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 36.2% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

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