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Are You a Momentum Investor? This 1 Stock Could Be the Perfect Pick

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Is This 1 Momentum Stock a Screaming Buy Right Now?

For momentum investors, upward or downward trends in a stock's price or earnings outlook take precedent, so they'll want to zero in on the Momentum Style Score. This Score can pinpoint good times to build a position in a stock, using factors like one-week price change and the monthly percentage change in earnings estimates.

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HanesBrands (HBI)

Headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, Hanesbrands Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, sourcing and sale of apparel essentials for men, women and children in the U.S. and internationally. The company offers products under well-established brands such as Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Just My Size, Barely There and Wonderbra.

HBI boasts a Momentum Style Score of A and VGM Score of A, and holds a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) rating. Shares of HanesBrands has seen some interesting price action recently; the stock is down 4.5% over the past one week and up 2.2% over the past four weeks. And in the last one-year period, HBI has gained 8.4%. As for the stock's trading volume, 5,236,194.50 shares on average were traded over the last 20 days.

A company's earnings performance is important for momentum investors as well. For fiscal 2024, two analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for HBI, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.02 to $0.46 per share. HBI also boasts an average earnings surprise of 10.2%.

HBI should be on investors' short list because of its impressive earnings fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Momentum and VGM Style Scores.

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