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Why Steris (STE) is a Top Momentum Stock for the Long-Term

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Steris (STE)

Ohio-headquartered STERIS plc, develops, manufactures and markets infection prevention, decontamination, microbial reduction, and surgical and gastrointestinal support products and services. The legacy company was originally known as STERIS Corporation. On Nov 2, 2015, STERIS completed the acquisition of Synergy Health plc following which it was re-registered under the name – STERIS plc.

STE sits at a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), holds a Momentum Style Score of B, and has a VGM Score of B. The stock is up 0.8% and up 4% over the past one-week and four-week period, respectively, and Steris has gained 14.9% in the last one-year period as well. Additionally, an average of 480,255.81 shares were traded over the last 20 trading sessions.

A company's earnings performance is important for momentum investors as well. For fiscal 2024, two analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for STE, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.01 to $8.67 per share. STE also boasts an average earnings surprise of 4%.

Investors should take the time to consider STE for their portfolios due to its solid Zacks Ranks, notable earnings metrics, and impressive Momentum and VGM Style Scores.

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