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Why Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP) Could Be Positioned for a Surge

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. ARLP is a producer and marketer of coal 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 ARLP’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 Alliance Resource Partners could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for ARLP

In the past 30 days, four estimates have gone higher for Alliance Resource Partners while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 63 cents a share 30 days ago, to 81 cents today, a move of 28.6%.

Current Year Estimates for ARLP

Meanwhile, Alliance Resource Partners’ current year figures are also looking quite promising, with three estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to none lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from $2.69 per share 30 days ago to $3.25 per share today, an increase of 20.8%.

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Price and Consensus

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Price and Consensus | Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 6.0% 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 #3 (Hold) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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