Investors might want to bet on GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR (GHG), as earnings estimates for this company have been showing solid improvement lately. The stock has already gained solid short-term price momentum, and this trend might continue with its still improving earnings outlook.
The rising trend in estimate revisions, which is a result of growing analyst optimism on the earnings prospects of this company, should get reflected in its stock price. After all, empirical research shows a strong correlation between trends in earnings estimate revisions and near-term stock price movements. Our stock rating tool -- the Zacks Rank -- has this insight at its core.
The five-grade Zacks Rank system, which ranges from a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive externally-audited track record of outperformance, with Zacks #1 Ranked stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 2008.
For GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR, there has been strong agreement among the covering analysts in raising earnings estimates, which has helped push consensus estimates considerably higher for the next quarter and full year.
The chart below shows the evolution of forward 12-month Zacks Consensus EPS estimate:
12 Month EPS
Current-Quarter Estimate Revisions
The company is expected to earn $0.16 per share for the current quarter, which represents a year-over-year change of -11.11%.
Over the last 30 days, one estimate has moved higher for GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR compared to no negative revisions. As a result, the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased 6.67%.
Current-Year Estimate Revisions
The company is expected to earn $0.46 per share for the full year, which represents a change of -32.35% from the prior-year number.
The revisions trend for the current year also appears quite promising for GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR, with two estimates moving higher over the past month compared to no negative revisions. The consensus estimate has also received a boost over this time frame, increasing 15%.
Favorable Zacks Rank
The promising estimate revisions have helped GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR earn a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). The Zacks Rank is a tried-and-tested rating tool that helps investors effectively harness the power of earnings estimate revisions and make the right investment decision. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
Our research shows that stocks with Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and 2 (Buy) significantly outperform the S&P 500.
GreenTree Hospitality Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR shares have added 7.2% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are betting on its impressive estimate revisions. So, you may consider adding it to your portfolio right away to benefit from its earnings growth prospects.
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