Albertsons Companies, Inc. (ACI) closed at $34.83 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.22% move from the prior day. This move lagged the S&P 500’s daily gain of 0.23%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 0.03%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 0.09%.
Heading into today, shares of the company had gained 16.52% over the past month, outpacing the Consumer Staples sector’s gain of 1.64% and the S&P 500’s gain of 3.34% in that time.
Investors will be hoping for strength from Albertsons Companies, Inc. as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect Albertsons Companies, Inc. to post earnings of $0.55 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 16.67%. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $15.96 billion, up 3.58% from the year-ago period.
For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $2.59 per share and revenue of $69.78 billion, which would represent changes of -20.06% and +0.12%, respectively, from the prior year.
Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for Albertsons Companies, Inc.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.
Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.
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. Albertsons Companies, Inc. is holding a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) right now.
Digging into valuation, Albertsons Companies, Inc. currently has a Forward P/E ratio of 13.6. This represents a discount compared to its industry’s average Forward P/E of 22.05.
It is also worth noting that ACI currently has a PEG ratio of 1.13. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company’s expected earnings growth rate into account. The Consumer Products – Staples industry currently had an average PEG ratio of 4 as of yesterday’s close.
The Consumer Products – Staples industry is part of the Consumer Staples sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 200, putting it in the bottom 22% of all 250+ industries.
The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.
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