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What Makes Gigamon (GIMO) a Strong Sell?

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 Gigamon Inc.GIMO , 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 #5 (Strong Sell) further confirms weakness in GIMO.

A key reason for this move has been the negative trend in earnings estimate revisions. For the full year, we have seen 2 estimates moving down in the past 30 days, compared with 2 upward revisions as well. This trend has caused the consensus estimate to trend lower, going from 56 cents a share a month ago to its current level of 55 cents.

Also, for the current quarter, Gigamon has seen 2 downward estimate revisions versus 1 revision in the opposite direction, dragging the consensus estimate down to 18 cents a share from 19 cents over the past 30 days.

The stock also has seen some pretty dismal trading lately, as the share price has dropped 8.8% in the past month.

Gigamon Inc. Price and Consensus

Gigamon Inc. Price and Consensus | Gigamon Inc. Quote

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 Communication - Components industry, you may instead consider a better-ranked stock - EXFO Inc EXFO . The stock currently holds a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and may be a better selection at this time. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here .

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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