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JD.com, Inc. (JD) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

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In the latest trading session, JD.com, Inc. (JD) closed at $29.06, marking a -0.21% move from the previous day. This move lagged the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.13%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 0.13%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.24%.

Coming into today, shares of the company had gained 9.06% in the past month. In that same time, the Retail-Wholesale sector gained 4.55%, while the S&P 500 gained 4.13%.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from JD as it approaches its next earnings report date. On that day, JD is projected to report earnings of $0.10 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 100%. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $21.75 billion, up 17.69% from the year-ago period.

Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $0.68 per share and revenue of $81.36 billion. These totals would mark changes of +100% and +17.39%, respectively, from last year.

It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for JD. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.

The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. JD is holding a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold) right now.

Digging into valuation, JD currently has a Forward P/E ratio of 42.82. This represents a premium compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 26.93.

The Internet - Commerce industry is part of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 177, which puts it in the bottom 31% 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.

You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com.


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