Earnings Estimates Rising for Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (IBKR): Will It Gain?
Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (IBKR) shares have started gaining and might continue moving higher in the near term, as indicated by solid earnings estimate revisions.
Investors might want to bet on Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (IBKR), as earnings estimates for this company have been showing solid improvement lately. The stock has already gained solid short-term price momentum, and this trend might continue with its still improving earnings outlook.
The upward trend in estimate revisions for this company reflects growing optimism of analysts on its earnings prospects, which should get reflected in its stock price. After all, empirical research shows a strong correlation between trends in earnings estimate revisions and near-term stock price movements. This insight is at the core of our stock rating tool -- the Zacks Rank.
The five-grade Zacks Rank system, which ranges from a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive externally-audited track record of outperformance, with Zacks #1 Ranked stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 2008.
For Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. Strong agreement among the covering analysts in revising earnings estimates upward has resulted in meaningful improvement in consensus estimates for the next quarter and full year.
The chart below shows the evolution of forward 12-month Zacks Consensus EPS estimate:
12 Month EPS
Current-Quarter Estimate Revisions
For the current quarter, the company is expected to earn $0.72 per share, which is a change of +4.35% from the year-ago reported number.
Over the last 30 days, two estimates have moved higher for Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. compared to no negative revisions. As a result, the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased 9.16%.
Current-Year Estimate Revisions
For the full year, the company is expected to earn $3.29 per share, representing a year-over-year change of +32.13%.
There has been an encouraging trend in estimate revisions for the current year as well. Over the past month, two estimates have moved up for Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. versus no negative revisions. This has pushed the consensus estimate 5.11% higher.
Favorable Zacks Rank
Thanks to promising estimate revisions, Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). The Zacks Rank is a tried-and-tested rating tool that helps investors effectively harness the power of earnings estimate revisions and make the right investment decision. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
Our research shows that stocks with Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and 2 (Buy) significantly outperform the S&P 500.
While strong estimate revisions for Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. have attracted decent investments and pushed the stock 24.5% higher over the past four weeks, further upside may still be left in the stock. So, you may consider adding it to your portfolio right away.
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