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Nokia (NOK) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

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Nokia (NOK - Free Report) closed the most recent trading day at $6.07, moving +0.66% from the previous trading session. This move outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.21%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 0.09%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.18%.

Coming into today, shares of the technology company had gained 1.17% in the past month. In that same time, the Computer and Technology sector gained 2.89%, while the S&P 500 gained 1.81%.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from NOK as it approaches its next earnings report date. In that report, analysts expect NOK to post earnings of $0.03 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 66.67%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $6.13 billion, up 1.31% from the prior-year quarter.

NOK's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $0.30 per share and revenue of $26.59 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +11.11% and +0.06%, respectively.

Any recent changes to analyst estimates for NOK should also be noted by investors. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.

Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.

The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. NOK is currently a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

In terms of valuation, NOK is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 18.46. This valuation marks a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 24.47.

We can also see that NOK currently has a PEG ratio of 1.83. 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 Wireless Equipment industry currently had an average PEG ratio of 2.17 as of yesterday's close.

The Wireless Equipment industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 89, which puts it in the top 35% 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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