Viatris (VTRS) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

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Viatris (VTRS) closed the most recent trading day at $15.17, moving -0.98% from the previous trading session. This change lagged the S&P 500’s 0.28% gain on the day. At the same time, the Dow added 0.11%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.14%.

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Coming into today, shares of the generic drugmaker had gained 19.59% in the past month. In that same time, the Medical sector lost 1.05%, while the S&P 500 gained 0.12%.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Viatris as it approaches its next earnings report date. In that report, analysts expect Viatris to post earnings of $0.82 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 12.77%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $4.31 billion, up 19.03% from the prior-year quarter.

Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for Viatris. 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. 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.

Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. Viatris is holding a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold) right now.

Investors should also note Viatris’s current valuation metrics, including its Forward P/E ratio of 4.15. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 25.21, so we one might conclude that Viatris is trading at a discount comparatively.

The Medical Services industry is part of the Medical sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 210, which puts it in the bottom 18% of all 250+ industries.

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