After beating estimates last quarter by $0.08, Rock-Tenn
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are very bullish on this stock, unanimously backing it as a buy. Analysts like Rock-Tenn better than competitor Temple-Inland overall. Zero out of six analysts rate Temple-Inland a buy compared to seven of seven for Rock-Tenn. Analysts haven't adjusted their rating of Rock-Tenn for the past three months.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $2.53 billion in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 213.6% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $1.57 per share. Estimates range from $1.45 to $1.65.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 95.9% awarding it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 94.2% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools have embraced Rock-Tenn, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 54 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Rock-Tenn's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters. The company's gross margin shrank by 7.4 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 79.1% while cost of sales rose 96.3% to $1.17 billion from a year earlier.
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