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Ladder Capital (LADR) Stock Moves -1.9%: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Ladder Capital (LADR) closed at $17.53, marking a -1.9% move from the previous day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 3.24% loss on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 3.1%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 3.8%.

Heading into today, shares of the commercial real estate mortgage origination and finance company had gained 4.38% over the past month, outpacing the Finance sector's gain of 2.45% and the S&P 500's gain of 2.73% in that time.

Investors will be hoping for strength from LADR as it approaches its next earnings release, which is expected to be February 26, 2019. The company is expected to report EPS of $0.43, down 8.51% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $76.29 million, down 39.5% from the year-ago period.

LADR's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $1.93 per share and revenue of $380.17 million. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +25.32% and +25.05%, respectively.

It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for LADR. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.

Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. 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 remained stagnant. LADR currently has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Digging into valuation, LADR currently has a Forward P/E ratio of 9.27. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 9.27, so we one might conclude that LADR is trading at a no noticeable deviation comparatively.

The REIT and Equity Trust industry is part of the Finance sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 43, which puts it in the top 17% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

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