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BlackBerry (BB) closed the most recent trading day at $6.72, moving +1.51% from the previous trading session. The stock lagged the S&P 500’s daily gain of 2.24%. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 2.51%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.2%.
Prior to today’s trading, shares of the cybersecurity software and services company had lost 12.32% over the past month. This has lagged the Computer and Technology sector’s loss of 3.39% and the S&P 500’s loss of 2.58% in that time.
Investors will be hoping for strength from BlackBerry as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect BlackBerry to post earnings of -$0.03 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 200%.
BB’s full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of -$0.13 per share and revenue of $726 million. These results would represent year-over-year changes of -172.22% and -21%, respectively.
Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for BlackBerry. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-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. 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 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. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. BlackBerry is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).
The Computer – Software industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 162, which puts it in the bottom 37% of all 250+ industries.
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