Analyst Ratings for Advisory Board Co. (ABCO)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Advisory Board Co. (NASDAQ:ABCO) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for ABCO last month.

14 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 5 gave ABCO a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 8 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

ABCO was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 65, which equates to a potential upside of 15.76 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 45, which equates to a potential downside of -19.86 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.63 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.64 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

ABCO has an estimated earnings growth rate of -37.37 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of ABCO is -0.6.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ABCO hit 59.50 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 24.85. Today's price is 125.96 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.63 percent lower than its 52-week high. ABCO has a price/earnings ratio of 22.47. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ABCO value stock report compares ABCO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ABCO is $2.27 billion. ABCO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.