Twilio Inc. (TWLO - Free Report) closed the most recent trading day at $131.43, moving -0.09% from the previous trading session. This change lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.72%. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 0.55%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 0.71%.
Heading into today, shares of the company had gained 11.23% over the past month, outpacing the Computer and Technology sector's gain of 2.41% and the S&P 500's gain of 0.28% in that time.
TWLO will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of $0.01, up 125% from the prior-year quarter. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $223.95 million, up 73.44% from the year-ago period.
Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $0.11 per share and revenue of $1.08 billion. These totals would mark changes of 0% and +65.61%, respectively, from last year.
Any recent changes to analyst estimates for TWLO should also be noted by investors. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-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. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.
The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 1.89% lower within the past month. TWLO is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).
Investors should also note TWLO's current valuation metrics, including its Forward P/E ratio of 1195.91. This represents a premium compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 55.76.
Also, we should mention that TWLO has a PEG ratio of 65.78. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company's expected earnings growth rate into account. The Internet - Software was holding an average PEG ratio of 3.2 at yesterday's closing price.
The Internet - Software industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 65, which puts it in the top 26% 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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