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Can Zumiez (ZUMZ) Run Higher on Strong Earnings Estimate Revisions?
October 12, 2016

ZUMZ

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Zumiez, Inc. (ZUMZ - Free Report) is a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on ZUMZ’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that Zumiez could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for ZUMZ

In the past 30 days, 7 estimates have gone higher for Zumiez while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 24 cents a share 30 days ago, to 30 cents per share today, a move of 25.0%.

Current Year Estimates for ZUMZ

Meanwhile, Zumiez’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 8 estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to none lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from 72 cents per share 30 days ago to 79 cents per share today, an increase of 9.72%.

ZUMIEZ INC Price and Consensus

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 28.9% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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