Investors might want to bet on Genomic Health (GHDX), as earnings estimates for this company have been showing solid improvement lately. The stock has already gained solid short-term price momentum, and this trend might continue with its still improving earnings outlook.
The rising trend in estimate revisions, which is a result of growing analyst optimism on the earnings prospects of this cancer test maker, 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.
For Genomic Health, strong agreement among the covering analysts in revising earnings estimates upward has resulted in meaningful improvement in consensus estimates for the next quarter and full year.
The chart below shows the evolution of forward 12-month Zacks Consensus EPS estimate:
12 Month EPS
Current-Quarter Estimate Revisions
The company is expected to earn $0.28 per share for the current quarter, which represents a year-over-year change of +115.38%.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Genomic Health has increased 11.11% over the last 30 days, as two estimates have gone higher compared to no negative revisions.
Current-Year Estimate Revisions
The company is expected to earn $1.27 per share for the full year, which represents a change of +20.95% from the prior-year number.
The revisions trend for the current year also appears quite promising for Genomic Health, with one estimate moving higher over the past month compared to no negative revisions. The consensus estimate has also received a boost over this time frame, increasing 15.14%.
Favorable Zacks Rank
Thanks to promising estimate revisions, Genomic Health currently carries 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 Genomic Health have attracted decent investments and pushed the stock 8.8% 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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