In the latest trading session, Okta (OKTA) closed at $49.86, marking a +1.61% move from the previous day. The stock outpaced the S&P 500’s daily gain of 0.48%. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 0.59%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.15%.
Coming into today, shares of the cloud identity management company had lost 9.8% in the past month. In that same time, the Computer and Technology sector gained 6.82%, while the S&P 500 gained 7.49%.
Investors will be hoping for strength from Okta as it approaches its next earnings release, which is expected to be November 30, 2022. In that report, analysts expect Okta to post earnings of -$0.24 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 242.86%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $463.62 million, up 32.21% from the year-ago period.
Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of -$0.71 per share and revenue of $1.81 billion. These totals would mark changes of -54.35% and +39.4%, respectively, from last year.
Any recent changes to analyst estimates for Okta should also be noted by investors. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company’s business outlook.
Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. 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. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 0.05% higher within the past month. Okta is holding a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) right now.
The Internet – Software and Services industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 89, which puts it in the top 36% of all 250+ industries.
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