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Oneok Inc. (OKE) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

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In the latest trading session, Oneok Inc. (OKE) closed at $62.61, marking a +1.56% move from the previous day. The stock outpaced the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.08%. At the same time, the Dow lost 0.56%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 4.81%.

Prior to today's trading, shares of the natural gas company had gained 8.23% over the past month. This has outpaced the Utilities sector's gain of 1.22% and the S&P 500's gain of 0.64% in that time.

Oneok Inc. will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release, which is expected to be February 28, 2022. On that day, Oneok Inc. is projected to report earnings of $0.89 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 28.99%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $6.88 billion, up 167.83% from the prior-year quarter.

It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for Oneok Inc.These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.

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. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. Oneok Inc. is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).

Looking at its valuation, Oneok Inc. is holding a Forward P/E ratio of 16.56. This represents a no noticeable deviation compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 16.56.

Also, we should mention that OKE has a PEG ratio of 2.11. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. The Utility - Gas Distribution was holding an average PEG ratio of 2.69 at yesterday's closing price.

The Utility - Gas Distribution industry is part of the Utilities sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 96, putting it in the top 38% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

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