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3 Stocks That Could Make Huge Moves This Week
Pilgrim’s Pride (Nasdaq: PPC) Pilgrim’s Pride is the largest producer of Chicken in America. Currently, over 45% of shares outstanding are being sold short. Some of that is due to the stock’s 180% run-up over the past two years. The larger story is the fact that some investors don’t think Pilgrim’s juicy margins will continue being so strong in the future.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short-Term Analysts are expecting Pilgrim’s to report revenue of $2.2 billion. They are also expecting earnings to come in at $0.79 per share. For 2015, expectations are set for $9.1 billion in sales and $3.04 per share. Over the Long-Term Who knows how long poultry prices will stay so high, listen in on the conference call to see what direction management sees the market taking. Just as importantly, corn and soy prices have been low, and that’s primarily what these chickens eat. If management sees these input costs rising, margins will shrink.
Zillow (Nasdaq: Z) Zillow is home to the world’s largest on-line real-estate database . Currently, over 43% of shares outstanding are being sold short. Like Pilrgrim’s the stock has shot up almost 180% over the past two years. It also doesn’t help that the stock trades for 350 times earnings, and the company’s buyout of rival Trulia (NYSE: TRLA) has been delayed again.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short-Term Analysts are expecting Zillow to report revenue of $90.1 million. They are also expecting earnings to come in at $0.28 per share. For 2015, expectations are set for $445 million in sales and $0.94 per share. Over the Long-Term Average Monthly Users is a key metric for Zillow. It usually falls sequentially during the fourth quarter, but investors should feel good if the metric reaches 75 million. Pay attention to details of Zillow Pro for Brokers, a service which is growing rapidly, and just eclipsed the 5,000 member mark.
Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) Tesla is the nation’s largest electric-only car manufacturer. Currently, over 26% of shares outstanding are being sold short. Tesla’s stock has shot up 550% since January 2013, and it now trades for 375 times earnings. Those are lofty valuations for any company, so the slightest disappointment could send share reeling.
Here’s What You Should Watch Over the Short-Term Analysts are expecting Tesla to report revenue of $1.2 billion. They are also expecting earnings to come in at $0.31 per share. For 2015, expectations are set for $6.1 billion in sales and $2.74 per share. Over the Long-Term Tesla believes it will sell 11,200 cars in the fourth quarter. Last quarter, production blips led to lower-than-expected numbers. Listen in to see if they were one-off blips, or signs of a bigger problem. Tesla’s gigafactory is the key to producing more cars at a lower cost. Listen in to the conference call for any updates on progress with the gigafactory.
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