Blackstone Inc. (BX) closed at $94.09 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.29% move from the prior day. This change outpaced the S&P 500's 0.41% loss on the day. At the same time, the Dow lost 0.55%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.07%.
Heading into today, shares of the investment manager had lost 8.66% over the past month, lagging the Finance sector's loss of 3.73% and the S&P 500's loss of 5.13% in that time.
Blackstone Inc. will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of $1.02, down 20.31% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $2.59 billion, down 14.92% from the prior-year quarter.
Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $5.17 per share and revenue of $13.22 billion. These totals would mark changes of +8.39% and +13.35%, respectively, from last year.
Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for Blackstone Inc.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.
The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 0.03% higher. Blackstone Inc. is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
In terms of valuation, Blackstone Inc. is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 18.17. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 9.94, so we one might conclude that Blackstone Inc. is trading at a premium comparatively.
Also, we should mention that BX has a PEG ratio of 1.78. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. Financial - Miscellaneous Services stocks are, on average, holding a PEG ratio of 0.55 based on yesterday's closing prices.
The Financial - Miscellaneous Services industry is part of the Finance sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 134, which puts it in the bottom 47% of all 250+ industries.
The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.
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