iQIYI, Inc. Sponsored ADR (IQ) closed at $3.91 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.26% move from the prior day. The stock outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.16%. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 0.23%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.01%.
Prior to today's trading, shares of the company had lost 10.35% over the past month. This has lagged the Consumer Discretionary sector's gain of 8.64% and the S&P 500's gain of 8.67% in that time.
Wall Street will be looking for positivity from iQIYI, Inc. Sponsored ADR as it approaches its next earnings report date. The company is expected to report EPS of -$0.06, up 77.78% from the prior-year quarter. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $1.03 billion, down 12.15% from the year-ago period.
IQ's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of -$0.20 per share and revenue of $4.52 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +77.27% and -4.37%, respectively.
Any recent changes to analyst estimates for iQIYI, Inc. Sponsored ADR should also be noted by investors. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about 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.
Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. iQIYI, Inc. Sponsored ADR is holding a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold) right now.
The Film and Television Production and Distribution industry is part of the Consumer Discretionary sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 232, which puts it in the bottom 8% of all 250+ industries.
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