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Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) closed at $4.59 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.1% move from the prior day. The stock outpaced the S&P 500’s daily loss of 0.41%. At the same time, the Dow lost 0.01%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.13%.
Prior to today’s trading, shares of the company had lost 26.3% over the past month. This has lagged the Basic Materials sector’s gain of 4.05% and the S&P 500’s gain of 2.36% in that time.
Investors will be hoping for strength from Amyris, Inc. as it approaches its next earnings release. On that day, Amyris, Inc. is projected to report earnings of -$0.20 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 54.55%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $64.1 million, down 19.61% from the prior-year quarter.
Any recent changes to analyst estimates for Amyris, Inc. should also be noted by investors. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company’s business outlook.
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Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. Amyris, Inc. currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).
The Chemical – Specialty industry is part of the Basic Materials sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 163, putting it in the bottom 37% of all 250+ industries.
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