Investors and analysts will be paying close attention when the company posts earnings results. Earnings numbers can provide insight into a company’s overall profitability. Covering equity analysts are expecting DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) to post quarterly EPS of $0.64.
The earnings report has the ability to trigger near-term movements of the stock whether results hit or miss expectations. Before the earnings report, investors might be watching directional trends of estimates. The company posted actual EPS for the last quarter of $0.76. The Zacks Research consensus estimate prior to earnings was $0.7. The difference between the two numbers was $0.06 which resulted in a surprise factor of 8.57%. 7 analysts polled by Zacks Research currently have a mean target price of $68.857 on the stock. The top target is presently $82 and the lowest target has the stock reaching $60 within the year. Zacks Research also uses an analyst ratings scale that spans from 1 to 5. Using this scale, a 1 would indicate a Strong Buy, and a 5 rating would represent a Strong Sell rating. Using all the ratings on DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY), the mean rests at 2.2.
Analyst recommendations and estimates are for informational purposes only and should be used along with a number of other factors when considering an investment position.
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