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 The Container Store Group, 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 TCS.
A key reason for this move has been the negative trend in earnings estimate revisions. For the full year, we have seen 5 estimates moving down in the past 30 days, compared with no upward revision. This trend has caused the consensus estimate to trend lower, going from 58 cents a share a month ago to its current level of 49 cents.
Also, for the current quarter, The Container Store has seen 4 downward estimate revisions versus no revision in the opposite direction, dragging the consensus estimate down to 11 cents a share from 14 cents over the past 30 days.
The stock also has seen some pretty dismal trading lately, as the share price has dropped 10.05% 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 Consumer Products sector, you may instead consider a better-ranked stock like Alliance Summer Infant, Inc.
). Investors interested in the broader Retail industry may consider Christopher & Banks Corporation
) and Citi Trends, Inc
. ( CTRN
). All these stocks hold a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and may be better selections at this time.
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