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Shoe Carnival (SCVL) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know

Shoe Carnival (SCVL) closed at $32.77 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.37% move from the prior day. The stock lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.46%. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 0.15%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 0.59%.

Prior to today's trading, shares of the footwear retailer had lost 6.79% over the past month. This has lagged the Retail-Wholesale sector's gain of 2.85% and the S&P 500's gain of 3.24% in that time.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from SCVL as it approaches its next earnings report date. The company is expected to report EPS of $0.84, up 1.2% from the prior-year quarter. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $258.90 million, up 0.56% from the year-ago period.

SCVL's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $2.67 per share and revenue of $1.04 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +8.98% and +1.36%, respectively.

Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for SCVL. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.

Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. 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 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. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. SCVL is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Digging into valuation, SCVL currently has a Forward P/E ratio of 12.23. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 13.26, so we one might conclude that SCVL is trading at a discount comparatively.

The Retail - Apparel and Shoes industry is part of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 158, putting it in the bottom 39% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

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