Identiv (INVE) closed at $5.16 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.77% move from the prior day. This change lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.5%. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 0.54%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 0.76%.
Heading into today, shares of the security technology company had gained 13.04% over the past month, outpacing the Computer and Technology sector's gain of 3.93% and the S&P 500's gain of 2.53% in that time.
INVE will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of -$0.08, up 42.86% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $19.69 million, up 19.09% from the year-ago period.
INVE's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of -$0.03 per share and revenue of $92.97 million. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +85% and +18.97%, respectively.
Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for INVE. 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.
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. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 33.33% higher within the past month. INVE is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).
The Computer - Peripheral Equipment industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 187, which puts it in the bottom 27% of all 250+ industries.
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