Have you been paying attention to shares of Genpact
(G)? Shares have been on the move with the stock up 5.5% over the past month. The stock hit a new 52-week high of $52.7 in the previous session. Genpact has gained 27.4% since the start of the year compared to the -16% move for the Zacks Business Services sector and the 20.7% return for the Zacks Outsourcing industry.What's Driving the Outperformance?The stock has an impressive record of positive earnings surprises, as it hasn't missed our earnings consensus estimate in any of the last four quarters. In its last earnings report on August 5, 2021, Genpact reported EPS of $0.66 versus consensus estimate of $0.54 while it beat the consensus revenue estimate by 2.38%.For the current fiscal year, Genpact is expected to post earnings of $2.39 per share on $3.99 billion in revenues. This represents a 12.74% change in EPS on a 7.53% change in revenues. For the next fiscal year, the company is expected to earn $2.67 per share on $4.35 billion in revenues. This represents a year-over-year change of 11.58% and 9.14%, respectively.Valuation MetricsGenpact may be at a 52-week high right now, but what might the future hold for the stock? A key aspect of this question is taking a look at valuation metrics in order to determine if the company has run ahead of itself.On this front, we can look at the Zacks Style Scores, as these give investors a variety of ways to comb through stocks (beyond looking at the Zacks Rank of a security). These styles are represented by grades running from A to F in the categories of Value, Growth, and Momentum, while there is a combined VGM Score as well. Investors should consider the style scores a valuable tool that can help you to pick the most appropriate Zacks Rank stocks based on their individual investment style.Genpact has a Value Score of C. The stock's Growth and Momentum Scores are B and B, respectively, giving the company a VGM Score of B.In terms of its value breakdown, the stock currently trades at 22X current fiscal year EPS estimates. On a trailing cash flow basis, the stock currently trades at 19X versus its peer group's average of 16.5X. Additionally, the stock has a PEG ratio of 1.5. This isn't enough to put the company in the top echelon of all stocks we cover from a value perspective.Zacks RankWe also need to consider the stock's Zacks Rank, as this supersedes any trend on the style score front. Fortunately, Genpact currently has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) thanks to favorable earnings estimate revisions from covering analysts.Since we recommend that investors select stocks carrying Zacks Rank of 1 (Strong Buy) or 2 (Buy) and Style Scores of A or B, it looks as if Genpact fits the bill. Thus, it seems as though Genpact shares could have potential in the weeks and months to come.How Does Genpact Stack Up to the Competition?Shares of Genpact have been rising, and the company still appears to be a decent choice, but what about the rest of the industry? Some of its industry peers are also impressive, including Conduent (CNDT), Hudson Global (HSON), and Genpact (G), all of which currently have a Zacks Rank of at least #2 and a VGM Score of at least B, making them well-rounded choices.The Zacks Industry Rank is in the top 39% of all the industries we have in our universe, so it looks like there are some nice tailwinds for Genpact, even beyond its own solid fundamental situation.Bitcoin, Like the Internet Itself, Could Change EverythingBlockchain and cryptocurrency has sparked one of the most exciting discussion topics of a generation. Some call it the “Internet of Money” and predict it could change the way money works forever. If true, it could do to banks what Netflix did to Blockbuster and Amazon did to Sears. Experts agree we’re still in the early stages of this technology, and as it grows, it will create several investing opportunities.Zacks’ has just revealed 3 companies that can help investors capitalize on the explosive profit potential of Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies with significantly less volatility than buying them directly.See 3 Crypto-Related Stocks Now >>Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Genpact Limited (G): Free Stock Analysis Report Hudson Global, Inc. (HSON): Free Stock Analysis Report Conduent Inc. (CNDT): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here.Weiter zum vollständigen Artikel bei "Zacks"