NiSource Inc (NYSE:NI) shares traded on -0.32% below secure line and closed at $27.98. The stock exchanged hands 2.04 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 2.9 Million shares. It has a market cap of $10.31 Billion.

Wall Street analysts are predicting that NiSource Inc (NYSE:NI) will report earnings per share of $0.77 in their quarterly report. For the current quarter NiSource Inc (NYSE:NI) has high EPS estimates of $0.86 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $0.72. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $0.77 EPS. Average estimation for the current quarter has been provided by 10 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 NiSource Inc (NYSE:NI) reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.02 with surprise factor of 5.6%.

NiSource Inc (NYSE:NI) has average revenue estimates of $1.82 Billion, compared to low analyst estimates of $1.76 Billion and high estimates of $1.86 Billion for the current quarter. A total number of 5 analysts provided estimations over revenues. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $5.32 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $5.13 Billion and high estimates of $5.69 Billion according to the prediction of 8 analysts.

Taking a broader look at the analyst consensus, according to 11 analysts NiSource Inc (NYSE:NI)’s price will reach at $28.45 during 52 weeks. Its minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $26 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $32.

On the other hand NiSource Inc (NYSE:NI) has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 50.52 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.34. 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 NiSource Inc (NYSE:NI)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 1.02%, 1.30% respectively.