EOG Resources (EOG) closed the most recent trading day at $102.77, moving +0.56% from the previous trading session. The stock outpaced the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.28%. At the same time, the Dow added 0.11%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.14%.
Heading into today, shares of the oil and gas company had gained 19.81% over the past month, outpacing the Oils-Energy sector's gain of 7.1% and the S&P 500's gain of 0.12% in that time.
EOG Resources will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of $3.23, up 354.93% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $5.93 billion, up 99.82% from the year-ago period.
Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for EOG Resources. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.
Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.
The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 0.43% lower. EOG Resources currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).
Digging into valuation, EOG Resources currently has a Forward P/E ratio of 10.07. This represents a premium compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 6.12.
We can also see that EOG currently has a PEG ratio of 0.49. This metric is used similarly to the famous P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also takes into account the stock's expected earnings growth rate. EOG's industry had an average PEG ratio of 0.28 as of yesterday's close.
The Oil and Gas - Exploration and Production - United States industry is part of the Oils-Energy sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 211, which puts it in the bottom 18% of all 250+ industries.
The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.
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