Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI) could be a solid addition to your portfolio given a notable revision in the company's earnings estimates. While the stock has been gaining lately, the trend might continue since its earnings outlook is still improving.
Analysts' growing optimism on the earnings prospects of this company is driving estimates higher, which should get reflected in its stock price. After all, empirical research shows a strong correlation between trends in earnings estimate revisions and near-term stock price movements. Our stock rating tool -- the Zacks Rank -- is principally built on this insight.
The five-grade Zacks Rank system, which ranges from a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive externally-audited track record of outperformance, with Zacks #1 Ranked stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 2008.
Consensus earnings estimates for the next quarter and full year have moved considerably higher for Compass Diversified Holdings, as there has been strong agreement among the covering analysts in raising estimates.
The chart below shows the evolution of forward 12-month Zacks Consensus EPS estimate:
12 Month EPS
Current-Quarter Estimate Revisions
For the current quarter, the company is expected to earn $0.27 per share, which is a change of -25% from the year-ago reported number.
Over the last 30 days, two estimates have moved higher for Compass Diversified Holdings compared to no negative revisions. As a result, the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased 18.52%.
Current-Year Estimate Revisions
For the full year, the company is expected to earn $1.06 per share, representing a year-over-year change of -38.73%.
There has been an encouraging trend in estimate revisions for the current year as well. Over the past month, four estimates have moved up for Compass Diversified Holdings versus no negative revisions. This has pushed the consensus estimate 15.72% higher.
Favorable Zacks Rank
The promising estimate revisions have helped Compass Diversified Holdings earn a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). The Zacks Rank is a tried-and-tested rating tool that helps investors effectively harness the power of earnings estimate revisions and make the right investment decision. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
Our research shows that stocks with Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and 2 (Buy) significantly outperform the S&P 500.
While strong estimate revisions for Compass Diversified Holdings have attracted decent investments and pushed the stock 5.7% higher over the past four weeks, further upside may still be left in the stock. So, you may consider adding it to your portfolio right away.
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