Spotify (SPOT - Free Report) closed at $145.38 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.67% move from the prior day. This move lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.3%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 0.38%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 0.44%.
Coming into today, shares of the music-streaming service operator had gained 6.2% in the past month. In that same time, the Business Services sector gained 4.72%, while the S&P 500 gained 2.91%.
Wall Street will be looking for positivity from SPOT as it approaches its next earnings report date. The company is expected to report EPS of -$0.75, up 25.74% from the prior-year quarter. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $1.67 billion, up 47.01% from the year-ago period.
Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of -$1.97 per share and revenue of $7.58 billion. These totals would mark changes of -228.33% and +28.18%, respectively, from last year.
Any recent changes to analyst estimates for SPOT should also be noted by investors. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.
Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. 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. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 10.74% higher. SPOT currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).
The Technology Services industry is part of the Business Services sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 172, which puts it in the bottom 33% of all 250+ industries.
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