Vector Group (VGR - Free Report) closed at $13.14 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.61% move from the prior day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 1.77% loss on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 2.09%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 1.59%.
Heading into today, shares of the discount cigarette maker had lost 0.83% over the past month, lagging the Consumer Staples sector's loss of 0.04% and the S&P 500's gain of 2.04% in that time.
VGR will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect VGR to post earnings of $0.06 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 71.43%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $451.60 million, up 1.27% from the year-ago period.
Any recent changes to analyst estimates for VGR 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.
Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an 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. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. VGR currently has a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).
In terms of valuation, VGR is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 24.48. This represents a premium compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 11.38.
The Tobacco industry is part of the Consumer Staples sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 56, putting it in the top 22% of all 250+ industries.
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