TSMC (TSM - Free Report) closed the most recent trading day at $82.17, moving +0.76% from the previous trading session. This change lagged the S&P 500's 1.54% gain on the day. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 1.59%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 0.98%.
Coming into today, shares of the chip company had gained 1.7% in the past month. In that same time, the Computer and Technology sector lost 0.76%, while the S&P 500 gained 8%.
Investors will be hoping for strength from TSM as it approaches its next earnings release. On that day, TSM is projected to report earnings of $0.81 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 30.65%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $11.45 billion, up 21.84% from the prior-year quarter.
Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $3.14 per share and revenue of $43.59 billion. These totals would mark changes of +46.05% and +25.86%, respectively, from last year.
Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for TSM. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.
Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.
The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. TSM is holding a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) right now.
Investors should also note TSM's current valuation metrics, including its Forward P/E ratio of 26.01. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 26.01, so we one might conclude that TSM is trading at a no noticeable deviation comparatively.
Meanwhile, TSM's PEG ratio is currently 1.32. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company's expected earnings growth rate into account. The Semiconductor - Circuit Foundry was holding an average PEG ratio of 1.32 at yesterday's closing price.
The Semiconductor - Circuit Foundry industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 7, putting it in the top 3% of all 250+ industries.
The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.
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