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Why This 1 Momentum Stock Could Be a Great Addition to Your Portfolio

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Achieving those goals is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores, a unique set of guidelines that rates stocks based on popular investing methodologies, namely value, growth, and momentum. The Style Scores can help you narrow down which stocks are better for your portfolio and which ones can beat the market over the long-term.

Is This 1 Momentum Stock a Screaming Buy Right Now?

Different than value or growth investors, momentum-oriented investors live by the saying "the trend is your friend." This investing style is all about taking advantage of upward or downward trends in a stock's price or earnings outlook. Employing factors like one-week price change and the monthly percentage change in earnings estimates, the Momentum Style Score can indicate favorable times to build a position in high-momentum stocks.


Copart, Inc. (CPRT)

Based in Dallas, TX, Copart, Inc. was founded in 1982. The company provides online auction and a wide range of remarketing services to process and sell salvage and clean title vehicles. This is done mainly over the Internet, through its Virtual Bidding Third Generation (VB3) Internet auction-style sales technology. Sellers are primarily insurance companies, banks and financial institutions, charities, car dealerships, fleet operators, and vehicle rental companies. Buyers include licensed vehicle dismantlers, rebuilders, repair licensees, used vehicle dealers and exporters, along with the general public.

CPRT sits at a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), holds a Momentum Style Score of A, and has a VGM Score of B. The stock is up 0.1% and up 12.2% over the past one-week and four-week period, respectively, and Copart, Inc. has gained 50.5% in the last one-year period as well. Additionally, an average of 2,271,620 shares were traded over the last 20 trading sessions.

Momentum investors also pay close attention to a company's earnings. For CPRT, two analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.04 to $2.38 per share for 2023. CPRT boasts an average earnings surprise of 5.6%.

With strong earnings growth, a good Zacks Rank, and top-tier Momentum and VGM Style Scores, investors should think about adding CPRT to their portfolios.

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