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Tale of the Tape

Can Yelp Inc. (YELP) Stock Continue to Grow Earnings?

Posted Thu Sep 21, 08:59 am ET

by Zacks Equity Research

Growth stocks can be some of the most exciting picks in the market, as these high-flyers can captivate investors’ attention, and produce big gains as well. However, these can also lead on the downside when the growth story is over, so it is important to find companies which are still seeing strong growth prospects in their businesses.

One such company that might be well-positioned for future earnings growth is Yelp Inc. YELP. This firm, which is in the Internet – Content industry, saw EPS growth of 86.1% last year, and is looking great for this year too.

In fact, the current growth estimate for this year calls for earnings-per-share growth of 307.2%. Furthermore, the long-term growth rate is currently an impressive 28.7%, suggesting pretty good prospects for the long haul.

Yelp Inc. Price and Consensus

And if this wasn’t enough, the stock has actually seen estimates rise significantly over the past month for the current fiscal year. Thanks to this rise in earnings estimates, YELP has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) which further underscores the potential for outperformance in this company. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

So if you are looking for a fast growing stock that is still seeing plenty of opportunities on the horizon, make sure to consider YELP. Not only does it have double digit earnings growth prospect, but its impressive Zacks Rank suggests that analysts believe better days are ahead for YELP as well.

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Why Nutanix (NTNX) Might Be a Diamond in the Rough

Posted Thu Sep 21, 08:58 am ET

by Zacks Equity Research

It commonly happens in stock investing that investors miss the chance of buying winning stocks that they knew would stand out. Before they take the plunge, others get to know the hidden potential and enter into these stocks, pushing them out of reach.

So, instead of repenting, spotting the off-the-radar potential winners and immediately investing in them could be a smart decision.

One such company that looks well positioned for a solid gain, but has been overlooked by investors lately, is Nutanix, Inc. NTNX. This Computers – IT Services stock has actually seen estimates rise over the past month for the current fiscal year by about 30.7%. But that is not yet reflected in its price, as the stock gained only 0.7% over the same time frame.

Nutanix Inc. Price and Consensus

Nutanix Inc. Price and Consensus | Nutanix Inc. Quote

You should not be concerned about the price remaining muted going forward. This year’s expected earnings growth over the prior year is 32.3%, which should ultimately translate into price appreciation.

And if this isn’t enough, NTNX currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) which further underscores the potential for its outperformance (See the performance of Zacks' portfolios and strategies here: About Zacks Performance).You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

So if you are looking for a stock flying under-the-radar that is well-equipped to bounce down the road, make sure to consider Nutanix. Solid estimate revisions and an impressive Zacks Rank suggest that better days may be ahead for NTNX and that now might be an interesting buying opportunity.

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Is the Options Market Predicting a Spike in SunPower (SPWR) Stock?

Posted Thu Sep 21, 08:56 am ET

by Zacks Equity Research

Investors in SunPower Corporation SPWR need to pay close attention to the stock based on moves in the options market lately. That is because the Sep 22, 2017 $8.50 Call had some of the highest implied volatility of all equity options today.

What is Implied Volatility?

Implied volatility shows how much movement the market is expecting in the future. Options with high levels of implied volatility suggest that investors in the underlying stocks are expecting a big move in one direction or the other. It could also mean there is an event coming up soon that may cause a big rally or a huge sell-off. However, implied volatility is only one piece of the puzzle when putting together an options trading strategy.

What do the Analysts Think?

Clearly, options traders are pricing in a big move for SunPower shares, but what is the fundamental picture for the company? Currently, SunPower is a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) in the Solar industry that ranks in the Top 9% of our Zacks Industry Rank. Over the last 60 days, one analyst has increased the earnings estimates for the current quarter, while none have revised the estimates downward. The net effect has taken our Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current quarter from a loss of 16 cents per share to a loss of 32 cents in that period.

Given the way analysts feel about SunPower right now, this huge implied volatility could mean there’s a trade developing. Oftentimes, options traders look for options with high levels of implied volatility to sell premium. This is a strategy many seasoned traders use because it captures decay. At expiration, the hope for these traders is that the underlying stock does not move as much as originally expected.

Looking to Trade Options? 

Each week, our very own Dave Bartosiak gives his top options trades. Check out his recent live analysis and options trade for the NFLX earnings report completely free. See it here: Bartosiak: Trading Netflix's (NFLX) Earnings with Options or check out the embedded video below for more details:

 

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY) Soars: Stock Adds 51.7% in Session

Posted Thu Sep 21, 08:56 am ET

by Zacks Equity Research

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ALNY was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise nearly 52% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks the recent trend of the company, as the stock is now trading above the volatile price range of $72.53 to $88.91 in the past one-month time frame.

The stock gained after the company reported positive Phase 3 results from its new drug, patisiran, which is a treatment for patients with hereditary ATTR amyloidosis with polyneuropathy.

The company has seen three positive estimate revisions in the past few months, while its Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current quarter has also moved higher over the past few months, suggesting that more solid trading could be ahead for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. So make sure to keep an eye on this stock going forward to see if this recent jump can turn into more strength down the road.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) while its Earnings ESP is positive.

Investors interested in the Medical - Biomedical and Genetics industry may consider Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ALXN, which has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

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Here's another stock idea to consider. Much like petroleum 150 years ago, lithium power may soon shake the world, creating millionaires and reshaping geo-politics. Soon electric vehicles (EVs) may be cheaper than gas guzzlers. Some are already reaching 265 miles on a single charge.

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Braskem (BAK) in Focus: Stock Moves 6.8% Higher

Posted Thu Sep 21, 08:52 am ET

by Zacks Equity Research

Braskem S.A. BAK was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise nearly 7% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This continues the recent uptrend for the company — as the stock is now up 21.4% in the past one-month time frame.

The company has seen a mixed track record when it comes to estimate revision of one increase and no decrease over the past few months, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current quarter remained unchanged. The recent price action is encouraging though, so make sure to keep a close watch on this firm in the near future.

Braskem currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) while its Earnings ESP is 0.00%.

A better-ranked stock in the Oils-Energy sector is Lonestar Resources US Inc. LONE, which currently carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

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Here's another stock idea to consider. Much like petroleum 150 years ago, lithium power may soon shake the world, creating millionaires and reshaping geo-politics. Soon electric vehicles (EVs) may be cheaper than gas guzzlers. Some are already reaching 265 miles on a single charge.

With battery prices plummeting and charging stations set to multiply, one company stands out as the #1 stock to buy according to Zacks research.

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Are Options Traders Betting on a Big Move in ConocoPhillips (COP) Stock?

Posted Thu Sep 21, 08:51 am ET

by Zacks Equity Research

Investors in ConocoPhillips COP need to pay close attention to the stock based on moves in the options market lately. That is because the Sep 22, 2017 $44.00 Call had some of the highest implied volatility of all equity options today.

What is Implied Volatility?

Implied volatility shows how much movement the market is expecting in the future. Options with high levels of implied volatility suggest that investors in the underlying stocks are expecting a big move in one direction or the other. It could also mean there is an event coming up soon that may cause a big rally or a huge sell-off. However, implied volatility is only one piece of the puzzle when putting together an options trading strategy.

What do the Analysts Think?

Clearly, options traders are pricing in a big move for ConocoPhillips shares, but what is the fundamental picture for the company? Currently, ConocoPhillips is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) in the Oil and Gas - Integrated - United States industry that ranks in the Top 37% of our Zacks Industry Rank. Over the last 60 days, two analysts have increased their earnings estimates for the current quarter, while four have dropped their estimates. The net effect has taken our Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current quarter from a loss of 6 cents per share to a loss of 4 cents in that period.

Given the way analysts feel about ConocoPhillips right now, this huge implied volatility could mean there’s a trade developing. Oftentimes, options traders look for options with high levels of implied volatility to sell premium. This is a strategy many seasoned traders use because it captures decay. At expiration, the hope for these traders is that the underlying stock does not move as much as originally expected.

Looking to Trade Options? 

Each week, our very own Dave Bartosiak gives his top options trades. Check out his recent live analysis and options trade for the NFLX earnings report completely free. See it here: Bartosiak: Trading Netflix's (NFLX) Earnings with Options or check out the embedded video below for more details:

 

Can CVR Refining (CVRR) Run Higher on Strong Earnings Estimate Revisions?

Posted Thu Sep 21, 08:50 am ET

by Zacks Equity Research

CVR Refining, LP CVRR is an independent petroleum refiner company that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on CVRR’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that CVR Refining could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for CVRR

In the past 30 days, one estimate has gone higher for CVR Refining while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from nine cents a share 30 days ago, to 56 cents today, a move of 522.2%.

Current Year Estimates for CVRR

Meanwhile, CVR Refining’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with one estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to none lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from 59 cents per share 30 days ago to $1.24 per share today, an increase of 110.2%.

CVR Refining, LP Price and Consensus

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 22.3% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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Here's another stock idea to consider. Much like petroleum 150 years ago, lithium power may soon shake the world, creating millionaires and reshaping geo-politics. Soon electric vehicles (EVs) may be cheaper than gas guzzlers. Some are already reaching 265 miles on a single charge.

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How Grupo Aeroportuario (OMAB) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry?

Posted Thu Sep 21, 08:49 am ET

by Zacks Equity Research

One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Grupo Aeroportuario del  Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V. OMAB. This is because this security in the Transportation-Services space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective.

This is important because, often times, a rising tide will lift all boats in an industry, as there can be broad trends taking place in a segment that are boosting securities across the board. This is arguably taking place in the Transportation-Services space as it currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 55 out of more than 250 industries, suggesting it is well-positioned from this perspective, especially when compared to other segments out there.

Meanwhile, Grupo Aeroportuario is actually looking pretty good on its own too. The firm has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past month, suggesting analysts are becoming a bit more bullish on the firm’s prospects in both the short and long term.

In fact, over the past month, current quarter estimates have risen from 62 cents per share to 70 cents per share, while current year estimates have risen from $2.26 per share to $2.30 per share. This has helped OMAB to earn a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), further underscoring the company’s solid position.

So, if you are looking for a decent pick in a strong industry, consider Grupo Aeroportuario . Not only is its industry currently in the top third, but it is seeing solid estimate revisions as of late, suggesting it could be a very interesting choice for investors seeking a name in this great industry segment. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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Here's another stock idea to consider. Much like petroleum 150 years ago, lithium power may soon shake the world, creating millionaires and reshaping geo-politics. Soon electric vehicles (EVs) may be cheaper than gas guzzlers. Some are already reaching 265 miles on a single charge.

With battery prices plummeting and charging stations set to multiply, one company stands out as the #1 stock to buy according to Zacks research. It's not the one you think.

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TimkenSteel (TMST) in Focus: Stock Moves 8.5% Higher

Posted Thu Sep 21, 08:48 am ET

by Zacks Equity Research

TimkenSteel CorporationTMST was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise nearly 9% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks the recent trend of the company, as the stock is now trading above the volatile price range of $13.76 to $16.07 in the past one-month time frame.

The company has seen one positive estimate revision in the past few months, while its Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current quarter has also moved higher over the past few months, suggesting that more solid trading could be ahead for TimkenSteel. So make sure to keep an eye on this stock going forward to see if this recent jump can turn into more strength down the road.

TimkenSteel currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) while its Earnings ESP is 0.00%.

A better-ranked stock in the Basic Materials sector is Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc USAP, which currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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Will You Make a Fortune on the Shift to Electric Cars?

Here's another stock idea to consider. Much like petroleum 150 years ago, lithium power may soon shake the world, creating millionaires and reshaping geo-politics. Soon electric vehicles (EVs) may be cheaper than gas guzzlers. Some are already reaching 265 miles on a single charge.

With battery prices plummeting and charging stations set to multiply, one company stands out as the #1 stock to buy according to Zacks research.

It's not the one you think.

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Options Traders Expect Huge Moves in YY Inc. (YY) Stock

Posted Thu Sep 21, 08:46 am ET

by Zacks Equity Research

Investors in YY Inc. YY need to pay close attention to the stock based on moves in the options market lately. That is because the Sep 22, 2017 $65.00 Call had some of the highest implied volatility of all equity options today.

What is Implied Volatility?

Implied volatility shows how much movement the market is expecting in the future. Options with high levels of implied volatility suggest that investors in the underlying stocks are expecting a big move in one direction or the other. It could also mean there is an event coming up soon that may cause a big rally or a huge sell-off. However, implied volatility is only one piece of the puzzle when putting together an options trading strategy.

What do the Analysts Think?

Clearly, options traders are pricing in a big move for YY Inc. shares, but what is the fundamental picture for the company? Currently, YY Inc. is a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) in the Internet – Contentindustry that ranks in the Top 19% of our Zacks Industry Rank. Over the last 60 days, our Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased from $1.24 to $1.54 for the current quarter.

Given the way analysts feel about YY Inc. right now, this huge implied volatility could mean there’s a trade developing. Oftentimes, options traders look for options with high levels of implied volatility to sell premium. This is a strategy many seasoned traders use because it captures decay. At expiration, the hope for these traders is that the underlying stock does not move as much as originally expected.

Looking to Trade Options? 

Each week, our very own Dave Bartosiak gives his top options trades. Check out his recent live analysis and options trade for the NFLX earnings report completely free. See it here: Bartosiak: Trading Netflix's (NFLX) Earnings with Options or check out the embedded video below for more details:

Looking to Trade Options? Each week, our very own Dave Bartosiak gives his top options trades. Check out his recent live analysis and options trade for the NFLX earnings report completely free. See it here: Bartosiak: Trading Netflix's (NFLX) Earnings with Options or check out the embedded video below for more details:

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