Similar to wise buying decisions, exiting certain underperformers at the right time helps maximize portfolio returns. Selling off losers can be difficult, but if both the share price and estimates are falling, it could be time to get rid of the security before more losses hit your portfolio.
One such stock that you may want to consider dropping is Neonode, Inc.
), which has witnessed a significant price decline in the past four weeks, and it has seen negative earnings estimate revisions for the current quarter and the current year. A Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) further confirms weakness in NEON.
A key reason for this move has been the negative trend in earnings estimate revisions. For the full year, we have seen 1 estimate moving down in the past 30 days, compared with no upward revision. This trend has caused the loss estimate to trend wider, going from 12 cents a share a month ago to its current level of 21 cents.
Also, for the current quarter, NEON has seen 1 downward estimate revision versus no revision in the opposite direction, dragging the loss estimate down to 9 cents from 7 cents over the past 30 days.
The stock also has seen some pretty dismal trading lately, as the share price has dropped 31.46% in the past month.
So it may not be a good decision to keep this stock in your portfolio anymore, at least if you don't have a long time horizon to wait.
If you are still interested in the Computer-Software industry, you may instead consider some better-ranked stocks including Blackbaud Inc.
), Citrix Systems, Inc.
) and Manhattan Associates, Inc.
). All these stocks hold a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and may be better selections at this time.
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