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Why Pure Storage (PSTG) Could Be Positioned for a Surge

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Pure Storage, Inc. PSTG is a IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world 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 PSTG’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 Pure Storage could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for PSTG

In the past 30 days, six estimates have gone higher for Pure Storage while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 10 cents a share 30 days ago, to 12 cents today, a move of 20%.

Current Year Estimates for PSTG

Meanwhile, Pure Storage’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with six 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 38 cents per share 30 days ago to 45 cents per share today, an increase of 18.4%.

Pure Storage, Inc. Price and Consensus

Pure Storage, Inc. Price and Consensus
Pure Storage, Inc. Price and Consensus

Pure Storage, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Pure Storage, Inc. Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 12.7% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So, investors may 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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