Earnings Estimates Rising for Foot Locker (FL): Will It Gain?
Foot Locker (FL) shares have started gaining and might continue moving higher in the near term, as indicated by solid earnings estimate revisions.
Investors might want to bet on Foot Locker (FL), as earnings estimates for this company have been showing solid improvement lately. The stock has already gained solid short-term price momentum, and this trend might continue with its still improving earnings outlook.
The upward trend in estimate revisions for this shoe store reflects growing optimism of analysts on its earnings prospects, which should get reflected in its stock price. After all, empirical research shows a strong correlation between trends in earnings estimate revisions and near-term stock price movements. Our stock rating tool -- the Zacks Rank -- is principally built on this insight.
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For Foot Locker, there has been strong agreement among the covering analysts in raising earnings estimates, which has helped push consensus estimates considerably higher for the next quarter and full year.
The chart below shows the evolution of forward 12-month Zacks Consensus EPS estimate:
12 Month EPS
Current-Quarter Estimate Revisions
The company is expected to earn $1.37 per share for the current quarter, which represents a year-over-year change of +13.22%.
Over the last 30 days, six estimates have moved higher for Foot Locker compared to no negative revisions. As a result, the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased 21.94%.
Current-Year Estimate Revisions
The company is expected to earn $6.93 per share for the full year, which represents a change of +146.62% from the prior-year number.
In terms of estimate revisions, the trend for the current year also appears quite encouraging for Foot Locker. Over the past month, six estimates have moved higher compared to no negative revisions, helping the consensus estimate increase 23.8%.
Favorable Zacks Rank
Thanks to promising estimate revisions, Foot Locker currently carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). The Zacks Rank is a tried-and-tested rating tool that helps investors effectively harness the power of earnings estimate revisions and make the right investment decision. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
Our research shows that stocks with Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and 2 (Buy) significantly outperform the S&P 500.
Foot Locker shares have added 6.9% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are betting on its impressive estimate revisions. So, you may consider adding it to your portfolio right away to benefit from its earnings growth prospects.
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