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Ovintiv (OVV) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

Ovintiv (OVV) closed the most recent trading day at $43.50, moving -1.56% from the previous trading session. This change lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 1.06%. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 1.05%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 0.4%.

Heading into today, shares of the energy company had lost 24.22% over the past month, lagging the Oils-Energy sector's loss of 14.41% and the S&P 500's loss of 8.3% in that time.

Investors will be hoping for strength from Ovintiv as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect Ovintiv to post earnings of $2.54 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 128.83%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $2.66 billion, up 56.99% from the prior-year quarter.

Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $9.45 per share and revenue of $10.35 billion. These totals would mark changes of +92.86% and +19.52%, respectively, from last year.

Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for Ovintiv. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-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. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.

The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 2.03% lower. Ovintiv is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Investors should also note Ovintiv's current valuation metrics, including its Forward P/E ratio of 4.68. For comparison, its industry has an average Forward P/E of 4.68, which means Ovintiv is trading at a no noticeable deviation to the group.

The Oil and Gas - Exploration and Production - Canadian industry is part of the Oils-Energy sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 50, putting it in the top 20% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

Make sure to utilize to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions.

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