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Why Kimco Realty (KIM) is a Top Momentum Stock for the Long-Term

It doesn't matter your age or experience: taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for all investors.

Achieving those goals is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores, a unique set of guidelines that rates stocks based on popular investing methodologies, namely value, growth, and momentum. The Style Scores can help you narrow down which stocks are better for your portfolio and which ones can beat the market over the long-term.

Is This 1 Momentum Stock a Screaming Buy Right Now?

For momentum investors, upward or downward trends in a stock's price or earnings outlook take precedent, so they'll want to zero in on the Momentum Style Score. This Score can pinpoint good times to build a position in a stock, using factors like one-week price change and the monthly percentage change in earnings estimates.

Kimco Realty (KIM)

Jericho, NY-based Kimco Realty Corporation — a retail real estate investment trust (REIT) — along with its subsidiaries is one of the major owners and operators of neighborhood and community shopping centers in the United States. Since Kimco went public in 1991, it has been widely recognized for acquiring properties with below-market-rate leases and maintaining a strong balance sheet with an easy access to capital that enables it to pursue strategic opportunities and facilitate continuous growth. Notably, open-air shopping centers comprise the key focus of Kimco’s present portfolio.

KIM boasts a Momentum Style Score of A and VGM Score of B, and holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) rating. Shares of Kimco Realty has seen some interesting price action recently; the stock is down 7.4% over the past one week and up 3.8% over the past four weeks. And in the last one-year period, KIM has gained 1.6%. As for the stock's trading volume, 3,318,851.50 shares on average were traded over the last 20 days.

Momentum investors don't just pay attention to price changes; positive earnings play a crucial role, too. Six analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days for fiscal 2022. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.02 to $1.55 per share. KIM boasts an average earnings surprise of 5.7%.

With strong earnings growth, a good Zacks Rank, and top-tier Momentum and VGM Style Scores, investors should think about adding KIM to their portfolios.

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