It doesn't matter your age or experience: taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for all investors.
While you may have an investing style you rely on, finding great stocks is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores. These are complementary indicators that rate stocks based on value, growth, and/or momentum characteristics.
Is This 1 Momentum Stock a Screaming Buy Right Now?
Different than value or growth investors, momentum-oriented investors live by the saying "the trend is your friend." This investing style is all about taking advantage of upward or downward trends in a stock's price or earnings outlook. Employing factors like one-week price change and the monthly percentage change in earnings estimates, the Momentum Style Score can indicate favorable times to build a position in high-momentum stocks.
Meta Platforms (META)
Meta Platforms is the world’s largest social media platform. The company’s portfolio offering evolved from a single Facebook app to multiple apps like photo and video sharing app Instagram and WhatsApp messaging app owing to acquisitions. Along with in-house developed Messenger, these apps now form Meta’s family of products used by almost 3.88 billion people on a monthly basis as of Jun 30, 2023.
META boasts a Momentum Style Score of B and VGM Score of A, and holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) rating. Shares of Meta Platforms has seen some interesting price action recently; the stock is up 1.1% over the past one week and up 6.1% over the past four weeks. And in the last one-year period, META has gained 108.8%. As for the stock's trading volume, 17,436,900 shares on average were traded over the last 20 days.
Momentum investors don't just pay attention to price changes; positive earnings play a crucial role, too. 12 analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days for fiscal 2023. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $1.29 to $13.22 per share. META boasts an average earnings surprise of 19%.
With strong earnings growth, a good Zacks Rank, and top-tier Momentum and VGM Style Scores, investors should think about adding META to their portfolios.
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