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Why Pure Storage (PSTG) 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.

Pure Storage (PSTG)

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Pure Storage Inc. (PSTG) provides software-defined all-flash solutions that are uniquely fast and cloud-capable for customers. The company is the pioneer of Evergreen Storage business model of hardware and software innovation, support and maintenance, which eliminates the 3–5 year forklift refresh cycle of legacy storage systems.

PSTG boasts a Momentum Style Score of B and VGM Score of B, and holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) rating. Shares of Pure Storage has seen some interesting price action recently; the stock is up 8.6% over the past one week and up 15.3% over the past four weeks. And in the last one-year period, PSTG has gained 35.6%. As for the stock's trading volume, 4,785,589 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. 10 analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days for fiscal 2023. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.09 to $0.95 per share. PSTG boasts an average earnings surprise of 205.4%.

PSTG should be on investors' short list because of its impressive earnings fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Momentum and VGM Style Scores.

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