Okta (OKTA) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

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Okta (OKTA) closed the most recent trading day at $233.96, moving +0.88% from the previous trading session. The stock outpaced the S&P 500’s daily gain of 0.83%.

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Heading into today, shares of the cloud identity management company had lost 11.97% over the past month, lagging the Computer and Technology sector’s loss of 7.26% and the S&P 500’s loss of 3.68% in that time.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from OKTA as it approaches its next earnings report date. The company is expected to report EPS of -$0.23, down 675% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $327.33 million, up 50.58% from the year-ago period.

Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of -$0.75 per share and revenue of $1.25 billion. These totals would mark changes of -781.82% and +49.55%, respectively, from last year.

Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for OKTA. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest 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. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an 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 remained stagnant. OKTA is currently a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).

The Internet – Software and Services industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 237, which puts it in the bottom 7% of all 250+ industries.

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