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Why You Should Pay Attention to Cheniere Energy (LNG)
Houston, TX-based Cheniere Energy Inc. is primarily engaged in businesses related to liquefied natural gas (or LNG) through its two business segments: LNG terminal; and LNG and natural gas marketing. The company, through its controlling interest in Cheniere Energy Partners L.P., owns and operates the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana – North America’s first large-scale liquefied gas export facility. Furthermore, Cheniere Energy owns and operates the 94-mile Creole Trail Pipeline – an interconnect between the Sabine Pass receiving terminal and the downstream markets – through its subsidiary.
On September 6, 2022, LNG was added to the Zacks Focus List at $159.36 per share. Shares have increased 3% to $164.14 since then.
Five analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for fiscal 2023, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $2.67 to $33.55. LNG also boasts an average earnings surprise of 104.5%.
Earnings for Cheniere Energy are forecasted to see growth of 494.9% for the current fiscal year as well.
Since stock prices respond to earnings estimate revisions, it can be very profitable to buy stocks with an increased earnings outlook. By buying a Focus List stock like LNG, then, you're likely getting into a company whose future earnings estimates will be raised, potentially leading to price momentum.
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