Casa Systems (CASA - Free Report) could be a solid addition to your portfolio given a notable revision in the company's earnings estimates. While the stock has been gaining lately, the trend might continue since its earnings outlook is still improving.
The rising trend in estimate revisions, which is a result of growing analyst optimism on the earnings prospects of this provider of digital cable video and broadband services, should get reflected in its stock price. After all, empirical research shows a strong correlation between trends in earnings estimate revisions and near-term stock price movements. This insight is at the core of our stock rating tool -- the Zacks Rank.
The five-grade Zacks Rank system, which ranges from a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive externally-audited track record of outperformance, with Zacks #1 Ranked stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 2008.
For Casa Systems, strong agreement among the covering analysts in revising earnings estimates upward has resulted in meaningful improvement in consensus estimates for the next quarter and full year.
The chart below shows the evolution of forward 12-month Zacks Consensus EPS estimate:
12 Month EPS
Current-Quarter Estimate Revisions
The earnings estimate of $0.11 per share for the current quarter represents a change of -50% from the number reported a year ago.
Over the last 30 days, two estimates have moved higher for Casa Systems while three have gone lower. As a result, the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased 5%.
Current-Year Estimate Revisions
The company is expected to earn $0.25 per share for the full year, which represents a change of -71.59% from the prior-year number.
The revisions trend for the current year also appears quite promising for Casa Systems, with four estimates moving higher over the past month compared to one negative revision. The consensus estimate has also received a boost over this time frame, increasing 1280%.
Favorable Zacks Rank
Thanks to promising estimate revisions, Casa Systems currently carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). The Zacks Rank is a tried-and-tested rating tool that helps investors effectively harness the power of earnings estimate revisions and make the right investment decision. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
Our research shows that stocks with Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and 2 (Buy) significantly outperform the S&P 500.
While strong estimate revisions for Casa Systems have attracted decent investments and pushed the stock 17.9% higher over the past four weeks, further upside may still be left in the stock. So, you may consider adding it to your portfolio right away.