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Avnet (AVT) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

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In the latest trading session, Avnet (AVT - Free Report) closed at $37.68, marking a +0.53% move from the previous day. This change outpaced the S&P 500's 0.34% gain on the day.

Coming into today, shares of the distributor of electronic components had gained 1.19% in the past month. In that same time, the Computer and Technology sector lost 2.7%, while the S&P 500 lost 0.12%.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from AVT as it approaches its next earnings report date. This is expected to be October 28, 2021. In that report, analysts expect AVT to post earnings of $1.08 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 200%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $5.23 billion, up 10.72% from the year-ago period.

For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $4.37 per share and revenue of $20.85 billion, which would represent changes of +61.25% and +6.75%, respectively, from the prior year.

Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for AVT. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.

The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 0.63% lower within the past month. AVT is holding a Zacks Rank of #4 (Sell) right now.

Digging into valuation, AVT currently has a Forward P/E ratio of 8.57. This valuation marks a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 8.73.

We can also see that AVT currently has a PEG ratio of 0.34. 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. Electronics - Parts Distribution stocks are, on average, holding a PEG ratio of 0.34 based on yesterday's closing prices.

The Electronics - Parts Distribution industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 112, which puts it in the top 45% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual 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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