Vitamin Shoppe (VSI - Free Report) closed at $7.24 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.07% move from the prior day. This move lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.46%. At the same time, the Dow added 0.15%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.59%.
Heading into today, shares of the nutritional supplement retailer had gained 3.72% over the past month, outpacing the Retail-Wholesale sector's gain of 2.85% and the S&P 500's gain of 3.24% in that time.
Investors will be hoping for strength from VSI as it approaches its next earnings release.
Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $0.50 per share and revenue of $1.08 billion. These totals would mark changes of +92.31% and -2.78%, respectively, from last year.
It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for VSI. 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.
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. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 26.58% higher. VSI currently has a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).
Digging into valuation, VSI currently has a Forward P/E ratio of 14.48. For comparison, its industry has an average Forward P/E of 17.27, which means VSI is trading at a discount to the group.
The Food - Natural Foods Products industry is part of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 69, putting it in the top 28% 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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