NIO Inc. (NIO) closed the most recent trading day at $4.34, moving -1.48% from the previous trading session. This change lagged the S&P 500's 0.38% loss on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 0.46%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 0.17%.
Prior to today's trading, shares of the company had gained 4.51% over the past month. This has outpaced the Auto-Tires-Trucks sector's loss of 1.21% and the S&P 500's loss of 4.88% in that time.
Investors will be hoping for strength from NIO as it approaches its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of -$0.36, up 23.4% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $412.45 million, down 17.46% from the year-ago period.
It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for NIO. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. 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. 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. NIO is currently a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
The Automotive - Foreign industry is part of the Auto-Tires-Trucks sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 188, which puts it in the bottom 27% of all 250+ industries.
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