Century Aluminum C (NASDAQ:CENX) shares traded on -0.45% below secure line and closed at $15.46. The stock exchanged hands 1.53 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 2.4 Million shares. It has a market cap of $1.41 Billion.

Wall Street analysts are predicting that Century Aluminum C (NASDAQ:CENX) will report earnings per share of $0.23 in their quarterly report. For the current quarter Century Aluminum C (NASDAQ:CENX) has high EPS estimates of $0.32 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $0.15. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $-0.31 EPS. Average estimation for the current quarter has been provided by 5 analysts.

Investors as well as the sell-side will be paying close attention to how the actual numbers compare with the estimates. Earnings surprises can have a huge impact on a company’s stock price. Several studies suggest that positive earnings surprises not only lead to an immediate hike in a stock’s price, but also to a gradual increase over time. Hence, it’s not surprising that some companies are known for routinely beating earning projections. A negative earnings surprise will usually result in a decline in share price.

A large surprise factor in either direction typically can lead to a significant swing in the stock price in the hours and days after the report. Previously Century Aluminum C (NASDAQ:CENX) reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $-0.21 with surprise factor of -95.5%.

Century Aluminum C (NASDAQ:CENX) has average revenue estimates of $392.16 Million, compared to low analyst estimates of $387.5 Million and high estimates of $397 Million for the current quarter. A total number of 4 analysts provided estimations over revenues. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $1.56 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $1.53 Billion and high estimates of $1.58 Billion according to the prediction of 4 analysts.

Taking a broader look at the analyst consensus, according to 4 analysts Century Aluminum C (NASDAQ:CENX)’s price will reach at $18.75 during 52 weeks. Its minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $17 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $20.

On the other hand Century Aluminum C (NASDAQ:CENX) has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 34.12 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.73. Where the relative strength index (RSI) is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent losses in an attempt to determine excess buying & selling conditions of an asset, it is one of the most popular technical indicators, computed on the basis of the speed and direction of a stock’s price movement. The RSI value will always move between 0 and 100; the value will be 0 if the stock falls on all 14 days, and 100, if the price moves up on all the days) as suggested by J Welles Wilder. In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. The level of 50 represents neutral market momentum and corresponds with the center line in other oscillators such as MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence). The average true range (ATR) is a measure of volatility introduced by Welles Wilder.

Consequently Century Aluminum C (NASDAQ:CENX)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 4.97%, 4.33% respectively.