In the latest trading session, Slack Technologies (WORK) closed at $22.99, marking a +1.5% move from the previous day. This change outpaced the S&P 500's 0.54% loss on the day. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 0.94%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.54%.
Prior to today's trading, shares of the work messaging service had lost 2.24% over the past month. This has lagged the Business Services sector's gain of 5.9% and the S&P 500's gain of 3.22% in that time.
WORK will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release.
Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for WORK. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.
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The Technology Services industry is part of the Business Services sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 107, putting it in the top 42% of all 250+ industries.
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