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Sirius XM (SIRI) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

Sirius XM (SIRI) closed at $5.62 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.88% move from the prior day. This change lagged the S&P 500's 0.66% loss on the day. At the same time, the Dow lost 0.99%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 1.63%.

Coming into today, shares of the satellite radio company had lost 10.85% in the past month. In that same time, the Consumer Discretionary sector lost 10.89%, while the S&P 500 lost 8.1%.

Investors will be hoping for strength from SIRI as it approaches its next earnings release, which is expected to be January 30, 2019. In that report, analysts expect SIRI to post earnings of $0.06 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 20%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $1.49 billion, up 5.79% from the year-ago period.

For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $0.26 per share and revenue of $5.76 billion, which would represent changes of +30% and +6.11%, respectively, from the prior year.

It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for SIRI. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.

The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 1.17% higher. SIRI is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

In terms of valuation, SIRI is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 21.81. For comparison, its industry has an average Forward P/E of 12.91, which means SIRI is trading at a premium to the group.

Meanwhile, SIRI's PEG ratio is currently 1.45. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. SIRI's industry had an average PEG ratio of 0.86 as of yesterday's close.

The Broadcast Radio and Television industry is part of the Consumer Discretionary sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 90, which puts it in the top 35% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

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