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 Entravision Communications CorporationEVC , 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 EVC.
A key reason for this move has been the negative trend in earnings estimate revisions. For the full year, we have seen one estimate moving down in the past 30 days, compared with no upward revisions. This trend has caused the consensus estimate to trend lower, going from 19 cents a share a month ago to its current level of 17 cents.
Also, for the current quarter, Entravision Communications has seen one downward estimate revision versus no revisions in the opposite direction, dragging the consensus estimate down to four cents a share from five cents over the past 30 days.
The stock also has seen some pretty dismal trading lately, as the share price has dropped 9.0% in the past month.
Entravision Communications Corporation Price and Consensus
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 Broadcast Radio and Television industry, you may instead consider a better-ranked stock - Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CETV). The stock currently holds a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and may be a better selection at this time. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 (Strong Buy) Rank stocks here .
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