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Boot Barn (BOOT) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

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Boot Barn (BOOT - Free Report) closed at $25.66 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.14% move from the prior day. This move outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.63%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 0.43%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 1.04%.

Heading into today, shares of the Western apparel and footwear retailer had lost 4.59% over the past month, outpacing the Retail-Wholesale sector's loss of 7.15% and the S&P 500's loss of 6.28% in that time.

BOOT will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release, which is expected to be January 30, 2019. The company is expected to report EPS of $0.61, up 32.61% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $250.96 million, up 11.67% from the prior-year quarter.

Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $1.24 per share and revenue of $768.51 million. These totals would mark changes of +77.14% and +13.36%, respectively, from last year.

Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for BOOT. 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. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.

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. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 3.73% higher. BOOT is currently a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

In terms of valuation, BOOT is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 20.43. This valuation marks a premium compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 17.13.

Investors should also note that BOOT has a PEG ratio of 0.89 right now. This metric is used similarly to the famous P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also takes into account the stock's expected earnings growth rate. The Retail - Apparel and Shoes industry currently had an average PEG ratio of 1.69 as of yesterday's close.

The Retail - Apparel and Shoes industry is part of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 74, which puts it in the top 29% 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.

You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com.




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