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Carvana (CVNA)

Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Carvana Co. is a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars. The company, which had filed for its IPO in 2017, has had an amazing run ever since, with revenues jumping around 15-fold between 2017 and 2021. Revenues rose 6% in 2022. Carvana’s end-to-end online business model that covers every aspect of used-car retailing — including sales, financing, logistics, inspection and repair centers, as well as software development — has transformed traditional used-car sales in several ways.

CVNA boasts a Momentum Style Score of A and VGM Score of A, and holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) rating. Shares of Carvana has seen some interesting price action recently; the stock is down 8.2% over the past one week and up 6.4% over the past four weeks. And in the last one-year period, CVNA has gained 286.1%. As for the stock's trading volume, 8,667,402 shares on average were traded over the last 20 days.

Momentum investors also pay close attention to a company's earnings. For CVNA, six analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $4.47 to $0.71 per share for 2023. CVNA boasts an average earnings surprise of 63.9%.

Investors should take the time to consider CVNA for their portfolios due to its solid Zacks Ranks, notable earnings metrics, and impressive Momentum and VGM Style Scores.

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