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Vipshop Holdings Limited (VIPS) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

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Vipshop Holdings Limited (VIPS) closed at $11.69 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.92% move from the prior day. This move outpaced the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.56%. At the same time, the Dow added 0.49%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 1.01%.

Prior to today's trading, shares of the company had gained 23.47% over the past month. This has outpaced the Computer and Technology sector's gain of 1.92% and the S&P 500's gain of 1.38% in that time.

Investors will be hoping for strength from VIPS as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect VIPS to post earnings of $0.18 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 63.64%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $2.66 billion, up 2.47% from the prior-year quarter.

For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $0.82 per share and revenue of $12.95 billion, which would represent changes of +41.38% and +2.02%, respectively, from the prior year.

Any recent changes to analyst estimates for VIPS should also be noted by investors. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. 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. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, 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. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection remained stagnant. VIPS currently has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Looking at its valuation, VIPS is holding a Forward P/E ratio of 14.05. This valuation marks a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 18.07.

The Internet - Delivery Services industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 241, which puts it in the bottom 6% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

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