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Piedmont Lithium Inc. (PLL) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

Piedmont Lithium Inc. (PLL) closed at $55.36 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.53% move from the prior day. This move outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.38%. At the same time, the Dow lost 0.68%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 10.47%.

Heading into today, shares of the company had lost 0.63% over the past month, lagging the Basic Materials sector's gain of 0.64% and the S&P 500's gain of 2.61% in that time.

Investors will be hoping for strength from Piedmont Lithium Inc. as it approaches its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of -$0.44, up 22.81% from the prior-year quarter.

It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for Piedmont Lithium Inc.These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.

The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 143.88% higher. Piedmont Lithium Inc. currently has a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).

Digging into valuation, Piedmont Lithium Inc. currently has a Forward P/E ratio of 8.64. This valuation marks a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 9.07.

The Mining - Miscellaneous industry is part of the Basic Materials sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 165, putting it in the bottom 35% of all 250+ industries.

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