Investors never know what to expect for Century Aluminum
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Century Aluminum with six of nine analysts rating it hold. Analysts don't like Century Aluminum as much as competitor Kaiser Aluminum overall. Four out of six analysts rate Kaiser Aluminum a buy compared to one of nine for Century Aluminum.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $317.3 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 0.1% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is a loss of $0.25 per share. Estimates range from a loss of $0.33 to a loss of $0.10.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 95.6% giving it an "outperform" rating. The greater community is in line with the All-Stars, as 90.2% give it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Century Aluminum, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only one post in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of Century Aluminum, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.
The company's gross margin shrank by 2.4 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 23.8% while cost of sales rose 26.9% to $334.3 million from a year earlier.
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