Why Crocs Stock Is Up By 8% Today

Crocs Stock Rallies As Q2 Results Beat Analyst Estimates

Shares of Crocs moved to all-time high levels after the company released its second-quarter results. The company reported revenue of $640.8 million and adjusted earnings of $2.23 per share, easily beating analyst estimates on both earnings and revenue.

The company stated that its full-year revenue growth would be 60% – 65% compared to 2020 revenue of $1.39 billion, above its previous guidance which called for growth of 40% – 50%.

Crocs also stated that $80 – $100 million will be invested in 2021 in supply chain to support its growth. Previously, the company expected to invest $100 million – $130 million.

What’s Next For Crocs Stock?

Back in March 2020, Crocs stock made an attempt to settle below the $10 level. Today, the stock tried to get above the $136 level. This is a very impressive move which was driven by increased demand for casual footwear during the pandemic as more people began to work remotely.

Analysts expect that Crocs will report earnings of $5.72 per share in 2021. Next year, the company is projected to report a profit of $6.44 per share. It should be noted that analyst estimates for 2021 and 2022 have been rising steadily which is a bullish catalyst for the stock.

At current price levels, Crocs stock is trading at about 20 forward P/E, which does not look overpriced in the current market environment. The recent growth has been impressive, and the key question is whether the company will be able to maintain the solid pace of growth as the world gets closer to normal life.

In the near term, traders may choose to take some profits off the table as the stock showed great performance in 2021. However, Crocs stock has a decent chance to continue its upside move as the company’s valuation remains rather conservative in the current market environment when high-growth companies easily trade at sky-high valuation levels.

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Best Growth Stocks May 2021

The hallmark way we go about finding the best stocks…the outliers, is by looking for quiet Big Money trading activity.

Oftentimes, that can be institutional activity. We’ll go over what that looks like in a bit. But, the 5 stocks we see as long-term candidates are ACN, ADBE, CROX, RH, & RGEN.

For MAPsignals, we believe the true tell on the near-term trajectory of the stock lies in the trading activity of the stock. The bottom line here is that oftentimes the manner in which a stock trades can oftentimes alert you to the forward fundamental picture more so than by simply looking at a company’s financials alone. We want the odds on our side when looking for the highest-quality stocks.

Up first is Accenture Plc (ACN), which is a leading professional services firm. They have been cruising higher for years.

When we decide on the strongest candidate for long-term growth, we consider many technical areas important to success with a few for ACN being:

  • YTD performance (+11.56%)
  • YTD outperformance vs. technology ETF (+.95% vs. XLK)
  • Recent big money signals

Just to show you what our Big Money signal looks like, have a look at all of the top buy signals ACN has made recently. It’s had a strong chart over the past few years, too. Green bars are showing that Accenture was likely being bought by a Big Money player according to MAPsignals. It’s clear there’s a lot of green historically with this stock. That’s exactly what you want to see when looking for a great growth name.

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Source: MAPsignals, End of day data sourced from Tiingo.com

On top of technicals, you need to look under the hood to see if the fundamental picture supports a long-term investment. As you can see, Accenture’s numbers have been strong:

  • 3-year sales growth rate (+6.53%)
  • 3-year earnings growth rate (+13.1%)

Next up is Adobe, Inc. (ADBE), which is a leading software company. The company has been a huge winner over the years as they are extremely profitable.

When we decide on the strongest candidate for long-term growth, we consider many technical areas important to success with a few for ADBE being:

  • YTD performance (+3.12%)
  • YTD vs. software ETF (-2.13% vs. IGV)
  • Recent big money signals

While the stocks has underperformed recently, look below. These are the top buy signals Adobe has made since 2017. Clearly the Big Money has been consistent for years:

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Source: MAPsignals, End of day data sourced from Tiingo.com

On top of a great long-term technical picture, one should also look under the hood to see if the fundamental picture supports a long-term investment. As you can see, Adobe has solid fundamentals:

  • 3-year sales growth rate = +21%
  • 3-year earnings growth rate = +49.7%

Another growth name to consider is Crocs, Inc. (CROX), which is a leading footwear and apparel company.

When we decide on the strongest candidate for long-term growth, we want to see a history of big money buying the shares. A few technical areas we like for Crocs are:

  • YTD outperformance vs. market (+23.34% vs. SPY)
  • YTD outperformance vs. discretionary ETF (+24.14% vs. XLY)

Below are the big money signals CROX has made since 2017. After the pandemic lows, it’s been moon-bound:

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Source: MAPsignals, End of day data sourced from Tiingo.com

On top of a strong technical picture, one should also look under the hood to see if the fundamental picture supports a long-term investment. Croc’s revenue growth rate is impressive. I expect earnings to rebound in the coming years:

  • 3-year sales growth rate = +10.67%
  • 3-year earnings growth rate = -585%

Number 4 on the list is RH (RH), which is a leading high-end retailer for the home. The shares have been in bull-mode the past couple of years.

When we decide on the strongest candidate for long-term growth, we consider many technical areas important to success with a few for RH being:

  • YTD outperformance vs. market (+41.79% vs. SPY)
  • YTD outperformance vs. discretionary ETF (+42.59% vs. XLY)
  • Recent big money signals

Below are the big money signals that RH has made since 2017:

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Source: MAPsignals, End of day data sourced from Tiingo.com

On top of the technical picture, one should also look under the hood to see if the fundamental picture supports a long-term investment. As you can see, RH has been growing nicely:

  • 3-year sales growth rate = +5.31%
  • 3-year earnings growth rate = +2899.12%

Our last growth candidate is Repligen, Corp. (RGEN), which is a leading medical instruments and supplies company. They have been growing rapidly for years.

When we decide on the strongest candidate for long-term growth, we consider many technical areas important to success with a few for RGEN being:

  • YTD outperformance vs. market (+2.77% vs. SPY)
  • YTD outperformance vs. healthcare sector (+5.8% vs. XLV)
  • Historical big money signals

Below are the big money signals Repligen has made since 2017. You can see how powerful the performance has been:

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Source: MAPsignals, End of day data sourced from Tiingo.com

On top of the technical picture, one should also look under the hood to see if the fundamental picture supports a long-term investment. As you can see, Repligen has grown over the past few years:

  • 3-year sales growth rate = +37.39%
  • 3-year earnings growth rate = +41.8%

The Bottom Line

ACN, ADBE, CROX, RH, & RGEN represent top growth stocks for May 2021. Given the strong historical revenue & earnings growth, and multiple big-money buy signals, these stocks could be worth extra attention.

To learn more about MAPsignals’ Big Money process please visit: www.mapsignals.com

Disclosure: the author holds no positions in any of the securities mentioned at the time of publication.

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