With Consistent Growth At the Forefront, What Does the Future Hold for MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE:HZO)

Wall Street sell-side analysts are projecting MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE:HZO) to grow at an accelerated rate over the next 5 years.  Brokerage firms are looking for the firm to grow 11.13% over the next year and 30.00% over the next five years.

Stock analysis typically falls into two main categories. Some investors may prefer technical analysis, and others may prefer to study the fundamentals. Many investors will keep an eye on both. Technical analysis involves trying to project future stock price movements based on prior stock activity. Technicians strive to identify chart patterns and study other historical price and volume data. Technical investors look to identify trends when assessing a stock. The trend is typically considered to be the main direction of the share price. Trends are generally categorized as either up, down, or sideways. If a bullish trend is spotted, the trader may expect the upward trend to continue and thus try to capitalize on further upward action.

MarineMax, Inc.’s trailing 12- months EPS is 1.71.  Last year, their EPS growth was 82.60% and their EPS growth over the past five years was 22.70%.  

Let’s start off by taking a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE:HZO)’s stock was -1.75%.  Last week, it was -5.97%, -19.78% over the last quarter, and  -14.42% for the past half-year. 

Over the past 50 days, MarineMax, Inc. stock was -28.88% off of the high and 0.76% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -28.88% (High), 13.23%, (Low). 

MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE:HZO)’s performance this year to date is -1.75%.  The stock has performed -5.97% over the last seven days, -21.88% over the last thirty, and -19.78% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, MarineMax, Inc.’s stock has been -14.42% and -9.19% for the year.

When conducting stock analysis, investors have a wide array of various classifications to choose from. Growth stocks generally have the potential to produce above average profit growth and revenues. These types of stocks tend to expand quicker than the economy as a whole. Investors also have the option of adding cyclical stocks to the portfolio. Cyclicals are generally companies whose earnings and sales are highly correlated with that of the overall economy. When the economy is doing well, cyclical stocks may be more in favor. Investors may decide to go in another direction when the economy is dragging. When an economic downturn is underway, investors may choose to select defensive stocks. These types of stocks generally stand up well during down periods based on their insulation from the business cycle. Investors also have the option of purchasing foreign stocks to help add some diversity to the portfolio. 

Wall Street analysts are have a consensus analyst recommendation of 1.90 on the stock.  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Brokerages covering the name have a $26.60 on the stock.

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