Chewy (CHWY) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

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Chewy (CHWY) closed the most recent trading day at $75.98, moving +1.63% from the previous trading session. This move outpaced the S&P 500’s daily gain of 0.39%. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 0.15%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.03%.

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Heading into today, shares of the online pet store had gained 13.43% over the past month, outpacing the Consumer Staples sector’s gain of 2.37% and the S&P 500’s gain of 4.82% in that time.

CHWY will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of -$0.04, up 50% from the prior-year quarter. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $2.21 billion, up 24.16% from the year-ago period.

CHWY’s full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $0.08 per share and revenue of $8.95 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of -11.11% and +25.21%, respectively.

Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for CHWY. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. 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. 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, 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. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection remained stagnant. CHWY is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Investors should also note CHWY’s current valuation metrics, including its Forward P/E ratio of 983.68. This represents a premium compared to its industry’s average Forward P/E of 23.24.

The Consumer Products – Staples industry is part of the Consumer Staples sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 187, putting it in the bottom 27% 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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