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Snap (SNAP) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

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Snap (SNAP) closed the most recent trading day at $13.96, moving -1.06% from the previous trading session. This change lagged the S&P 500's 0.16% loss on the day. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 0.07%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.52%.

Prior to today's trading, shares of the company behind Snapchat had gained 23.56% over the past month. This has outpaced the Computer and Technology sector's gain of 1.74% and the S&P 500's gain of 3.12% in that time.

SNAP will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of -$0.10, up 28.57% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $358.48 million, up 36.69% from the year-ago period.

SNAP's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of -$0.30 per share and revenue of $1.59 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +36.17% and +34.94%, respectively.

Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for SNAP. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.

Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. 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, 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. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. SNAP is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).

The Internet - Software industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 74, putting it in the top 29% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual 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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