Arrow Electronics, Inc.ARW is currently a well-performing technology stock and a rise in share price and strong fundamentals signal its bullish run. Therefore, if you haven't taken advantage of the share price appreciation yet, it's time you add the stock to your portfolio.
The company has performed extremely well so far this year and has the potential to carry on the momentum in the near term.
Here are a few reasons why the stock is worth considering
Share Price Appreciation
A look at the company's price trend reveals that the stock has had an impressive run on the bourse year to date. Arrow has gained 12.1% against the industry 's loss of 4.7%.
Solid Rank & VGM Score: Arrow currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and has a VGM Score of B. Our research shows that stocks with a VGM Score of A or B when combined with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or #2 offer the best investment opportunities for investors. Thus, the company appears to be a compelling investment proposition at the moment.
Northward Estimate Revisions: Four estimates for the current year moved north over the past 30 days versus no southward revisions, reflecting analysts' confidence in the company. Over the same period, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year increased 0.5%.
Positive Earnings Surprise History: Arrow has an impressive earnings surprise history. The company outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate in two of the trailing four quarters, delivering a positive average earnings surprise of 0.4%.
Arrow Electronics, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise
Strong Growth Prospects: The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2017 earnings of $7.35 per share reflects year-over-year growth of 10.9%. Moreover, earnings are expected to register 12.4% growth in 2018. The stock has long-term expected earnings per share growth rate of 11.4%.
Growth Drivers: The company's continuous efforts to maximize consumer satisfaction have resulted in original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers selecting Arrow's distribution channels for marketing products. Further, Arrow's core strength in providing best-in-class services and easy-to-acquire technologies are anticipated to prove conducive to growth in the quarters ahead.
Additionally, Arrow's persistent acquisitions enable it to enter markets, diversify and broaden product portfolio along with maintaining its leading position, thereby significantly contributing to the revenue stream. Incremental sales from strategic acquisitions such as Computerlinks are anticipated to boost the top line, going forward.
Other Stocks to Consider
Stocks worth considering in the broader technology sector include Micron Technology, Inc. MU , Intel Corporation INTC and Jabil Inc. JBL , each sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank stocks here .
The long-term earnings per share growth rate for Micron, Intel and Jabil is projected to be 10%, 8.4% and 12%, respectively.
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