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Nordstrom (JWN) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

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Nordstrom (JWN) closed the most recent trading day at $36.38, moving -1.14% from the previous trading session. This change lagged the S&P 500's 0.38% loss on the day. At the same time, the Dow lost 0.46%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.17%.

Coming into today, shares of the department store operator had lost 4.44% in the past month. In that same time, the Retail-Wholesale sector lost 0.88%, while the S&P 500 lost 4.88%.

Investors will be hoping for strength from JWN as it approaches its next earnings release, which is expected to be March 3, 2020. The company is expected to report EPS of $1.48, unchanged from the prior-year quarter. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $4.57 billion, up 1.87% from the year-ago period.

Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for JWN. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

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 has moved 0.71% higher. JWN currently has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Investors should also note JWN's current valuation metrics, including its Forward P/E ratio of 10.58. This represents a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 11.28.

Meanwhile, JWN's PEG ratio is currently 1.76. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company's expected earnings growth rate into account. JWN's industry had an average PEG ratio of 1.16 as of yesterday's close.

The Retail - Apparel and Shoes industry is part of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 82, which puts it in the top 33% 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.

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

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