JD.com, Inc. (JD - Free Report) closed at $20.93 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.41% move from the prior day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's daily loss of 2.33%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 2.24%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 3.05%.
Heading into today, shares of the company had lost 5.22% over the past month, lagging the Retail-Wholesale sector's loss of 1.12% and the S&P 500's loss of 1.93% in that time.
JD will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release, which is expected to be March 1, 2019. In that report, analysts expect JD to post earnings of -$0.04 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 180%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $19.20 billion, up 13.39% from the prior-year quarter.
Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $0.21 per share and revenue of $67.33 billion. These totals would mark changes of -59.62% and +23.9%, respectively, from last year.
Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for JD. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.
Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. 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 85.71% lower. JD currently has a Zacks Rank of #4 (Sell).
Digging into valuation, JD currently has a Forward P/E ratio of 99.52. This valuation marks a premium compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 24.98.
The Internet - Commerce industry is part of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 194, putting it in the bottom 25% 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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