For the next year, sell-side analysts are expecting EPS growth of 11.60% for Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP). Analysts are expecting an EPS change of -63.40% for the current year.

Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have a current recommendation of 2.00 on a consensus basis for the stock. The same analysts see shares reaching $96.92 within the next year on a consensus basis.As any seasoned investor knows, trading stocks can be both exiting and scary. Figuring out how to profit in the market may take a lot of time and dedication. Many novice investors may jump into the markets without any kind of research. Some people may prefer to let professionals deal with their investments. With so much available information, investors may need to find out how to separate the important data from the unimportant data. As we move further into the second half of the year, investors are most likely monitoring market momentum to try and figure out how stocks will finish the year. With the stock market still trading at high levels, investors may be looking for certain stocks that still have room to move higher. Finding these stocks may be tricky, but doing the necessary research may help spot some names that will make a positive impact on the future of the portfolio. 

RECENT PERFORMANCE

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP)’s stock was 42.23%.  Over the last week of the month, it was -0.90%, 8.34% over the last quarter, and  17.69% for the past six months.

Over the past 50 days, Eagle Materials Inc. stock’s -6.85% off of the high and 22.15% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -25.01% (High), 52.28%, (Low). 

FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS

Earnings Per Share (EPS) is the earnings made by a company divided by their number of shares.  EPS enables the earnings of a company to easily be compared to their competitors. The higher the number, the more profit per dollar is being made on investor capital.  Eagle Materials Inc.’s EPS for the trailing 12 months is 1.32.  Their EPS should be compared to other companies in the Industrial Goods sector.

Technical analysts have little regard for the value of a company. They use historic price data to observe stock price patterns to predict the direction of that price going forward.  Analysts use common formulas and ratios to accomplish this.

Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP)’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 45.83.  RSI is a technical indicator of price momentum, comparing the size of recent gains to the size of recent losses and establishes oversold and overbought positions.

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