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Mitek Systems (MITK) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

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In the latest trading session, Mitek Systems (MITK - Free Report) closed at $10.04, marking a -1.18% move from the previous day. This move lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.59%. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 0.53%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 0.45%.

Prior to today's trading, shares of the mobile imaging software company had lost 7.04% over the past month. This has lagged the Computer and Technology sector's loss of 6.38% and the S&P 500's loss of 4.33% in that time.

Investors will be hoping for strength from Mitek Systems as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect Mitek Systems to post earnings of $0.22 per share. This would mark no growth from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $38.97 million, up 17.12% from the year-ago period.

Any recent changes to analyst estimates for Mitek Systems should also be noted by investors. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.

Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.

Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 12.94% higher within the past month. Mitek Systems currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).

Investors should also note Mitek Systems's current valuation metrics, including its Forward P/E ratio of 10.11. This represents a no noticeable deviation compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 10.11.

The Computer - Optical Imaging industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 92, putting it in the top 37% of all 250+ industries.

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