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In the latest trading session, Dell Technologies (DELL) closed at $56.17, marking a -0.6% move from the previous day. This move lagged the S&P 500’s daily loss of 0.26%. At the same time, the Dow lost 0.16%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.04%.
Heading into today, shares of the computer and technology services provider had lost 1.12% over the past month, lagging the Computer and Technology sector’s gain of 2.19% and the S&P 500’s gain of 4.82% in that time.
Dell Technologies will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release, which is expected to be February 24, 2022. On that day, Dell Technologies is projected to report earnings of $1.94 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 28.15%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $27.47 billion, up 5.06% from the prior-year quarter.
For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $8.66 per share and revenue of $106.49 billion, which would represent changes of +8.25% and +12.92%, respectively, from the prior year.
Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for Dell Technologies. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company’s business outlook.
Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. 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, 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. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. Dell Technologies currently has a Zacks Rank of #5 (Strong Sell).
Valuation is also important, so investors should note that Dell Technologies has a Forward P/E ratio of 6.52 right now. For comparison, its industry has an average Forward P/E of 33.78, which means Dell Technologies is trading at a discount to the group.
We can also see that DELL currently has a PEG ratio of 0.54. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company’s expected earnings growth rate. DELL’s industry had an average PEG ratio of 1.44 as of yesterday’s close.
The Computers – IT Services industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 110, which puts it in the top 44% 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.
Make sure to utilize Zacks.com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions.
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