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Vista Outdoor (VSTO) Stock Jumps 6.9%: Will It Continue to Soar?

Vista Outdoor (VSTO) saw its shares surge in the last session with trading volume being higher than average. The latest trend in earnings estimate revisions may not translate into further...

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Vista Outdoor (VSTO) shares soared 6.9% in the last trading session to close at $51.05. The move was backed by solid volume with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This compares to the stock's 21.2% gain over the past four weeks.

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Shares of Vista Outdoor increased for the sixth consecutive trading session after the company announced the acquisition of Stone Glacier.

This maker of firearms, ammunition and accessories is expected to post quarterly earnings of $1.89 per share in its upcoming report, which represents a year-over-year change of +83.5%. Revenues are expected to be $750.2 million, up 30.5% 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 Vista Outdoor, the consensus EPS estimate for the quarter has remained unchanged over the last 30 days. And a stock's price usually doesn't keep moving higher in the absence of any trend in earnings estimate revisions. So, make sure to keep an eye on VSTO going forward to see if this recent jump can turn into more strength down the road.

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

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