Snap (SNAP - Free Report) closed the most recent trading day at $11.22, moving -1.23% from the previous trading session. This change lagged the S&P 500's daily of 0%. At the same time, the Dow lost 0.3%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.25%.
Prior to today's trading, shares of the company behind Snapchat had gained 14.52% over the past month. This has outpaced the Computer and Technology sector's gain of 3.92% and the S&P 500's gain of 2.36% in that time.
SNAP will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect SNAP to post earnings of -$0.12 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 29.41%. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $305.51 million, up 32.45% from the year-ago period.
For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of -$0.29 per share and revenue of $1.56 billion, which would represent changes of +38.3% and +32.15%, respectively, from the prior year.
Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for SNAP. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.
Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. 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 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. SNAP currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).
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.
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