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Bear of the Day: Artic Cat (ACAT)

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Arctic Cat (ACAT) recently missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate and is now a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) and is the Bear of the Day. Let's take a look at why this is the case.


Arctic Cat makes and sells snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and recreational off-highway vehicles under the Arctic Cat and MotorFist brand names. Arctic Cat Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Recent Earnings

ACAT missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.35 by $1.23 for a negative earnings surprise of 351%. Revenue came in at $165M while the Zacks Consensus Estimate was looking for $197M.


The Zacks Consensus Estimate has been falling over the last few months. The FY16 estimate stood at $0.53 in March and then fell to a loss of $0.92 in September. The estimate currently states at -$1.36.

The decline in estimates is the main reason this is a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) and the Bear of the Day.


Zacks has developed a chart that helps investors see how earnings estimates have impacted the price of the stock over the last several years. We call this chart the price and consensus chart, and each color-coded lines represents analyst estimates over a designated year. As estimates increase, the stock tends to follow. The Zacks Rank is impacted by earnings estimate increases, beats and incorporates the idea of analyst agreement and magnitude. As a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) we see that estimates are moving higher.

ARCTIC CAT INC Price and Consensus

ARCTIC CAT INC Price and Consensus | ARCTIC CAT INC Quote

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