Micron (MU) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

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Micron (MU) closed the most recent trading day at $79.28, moving +0.79% from the previous trading session. The stock outpaced the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.47%.

Prior to today's trading, shares of the chipmaker had gained 2.42% over the past month. This has outpaced the Computer and Technology sector's gain of 2.06% and the S&P 500's loss of 0.12% in that time.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from MU as it approaches its next earnings report date. This is expected to be June 30, 2021. On that day, MU is projected to report earnings of $1.67 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 103.66%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $7.16 billion, up 31.75% from the prior-year quarter.

For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $5.55 per share and revenue of $27.02 billion, which would represent changes of +96.11% and +26.04%, respectively, from the prior year.

It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for MU. 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.

Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.

The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 1.54% higher. MU is holding a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) right now.

In terms of valuation, MU is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 14.17. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 14.17, so we one might conclude that MU is trading at a no noticeable deviation comparatively.

It is also worth noting that MU currently has a PEG ratio of 0.9. 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. Semiconductor Memory stocks are, on average, holding a PEG ratio of 0.9 based on yesterday's closing prices.

The Semiconductor Memory industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 9, putting it in the top 4% 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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