SolarEdge Technologies (SEDG - Free Report) closed at $108.73 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.25% move from the prior day. This move outpaced the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.11%. At the same time, the Dow lost 0.09%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.2%.
Coming into today, shares of the photovoltaic products maker had gained 13.93% in the past month. In that same time, the Oils-Energy sector lost 2.03%, while the S&P 500 gained 3.25%.
Investors will be hoping for strength from SEDG as it approaches its next earnings release. On that day, SEDG is projected to report earnings of $1.30 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 106.35%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $415.30 million, up 57.51% from the prior-year quarter.
Any recent changes to analyst estimates for SEDG should also be noted by investors. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.
Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. 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 remained stagnant. SEDG is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Investors should also note SEDG's current valuation metrics, including its Forward P/E ratio of 21.26. This valuation marks a no noticeable deviation compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 21.26.
It is also worth noting that SEDG currently has a PEG ratio of 0.97. 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. Solar stocks are, on average, holding a PEG ratio of 0.86 based on yesterday's closing prices.
The Solar industry is part of the Oils-Energy sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 213, putting it in the bottom 17% of all 250+ industries.
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