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Bear Of The Day: Cooper Standard (CPS)

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Cooper Standard Holdings (CPS - Free Report) is a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) and it is the Bear of the Day today.  Despite being the Bear, the stock has some really good style scores so let’s take a look at why this stock is at the bottom of the Zacks Rank.


Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. operates as a supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. Its products include sealing and trim, fuel and brake delivery, fluid transfer, thermal and emissions and anti-vibration systems. The company markets its products directly to automotive original equipment manufacturers, tier I and tier II suppliers, and non-automotive manufacturers. Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. is headquartered in Novi, Michigan.


The detailed estimates page on the site is a great way of seeing why a stock has a specific rank.  In the case of CPS we that estimates haven’t moved in a long time, but they have been moving lower.

The 2017 number has moved from $10.85 to $10.79 to the current reading of $10.76.  Those are some really small moves, but they are in the wrong direction.  We like to see earnings estimates moving higher, not lower.

The 2018 number has moved lower by only two cents, but again, when estimates move lower, the Zacks Rank is likely to fall. 

The telling part of this is a very small move can land a stock in the worst Rank, so that means that a lot of stocks are seeing estimate increases and that is driving the market higher.



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