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The sector with the best average Zacks Rank would be considered the top sector (1 out of 16), which would place it in the top 1% of Zacks Ranked Sectors. The sector with the worst average Zacks Rank (16 out of 16) would place in the bottom 1%.
Roughly half of a stock’s price movement can be attributed to the group that it’s in. In fact, the top 50% of Zacks Ranked Industries outperforms the bottom 50% by a factor of more than 2 to 1.
By focusing on the top 50% of Zacks Ranked Industries, you can dramatically improve your stock picking success. The industry with the best average Zacks Rank would place in the top 1% of Zacks Ranked Industries, while the industry with the worst average Zacks Rank would place in the bottom 1%.
Key Metrics for
Proj EPS Growth
Hist EPS Growth
Hist Sales Growth
Hist Dividend Growth
Cash Flow ($/share)
Price to Book
Price To Sales
Earnings Reported This Quarter
52 out of 98 (53%)
7 out of 98 (7%)
39 out of 98 (40%)
Positive Estimate Revisions
Negative Estimate Revisions
Sector Earnings Trends highlight the number of companies in that sector that have reported, and shows whether they've Beat, Met, or Missed their consensus estimates.
Sectors with a higher percentage of companies that have Beat (Positively Surprised) usually means that something good is happening to that group as a whole for so many companies to be positively surprising. And studies have shown that companies that positively surprise have a greater likelihood of positively surprising in the future (or missing if they've recently missed).
For this reason, looking at sectors with the highest percentage of Positive Surprises (Beats) can be a great aid in forecasting which sector could have the highest probability of positively surprising in the future.
The Utilities Sector consists of electric, gas and water utilities. Also includes Diversified Communication Services