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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for ABCO. The maximum price target given was 65, implying potential capital gains of 15.76 percent. The lowest price target was 45, implying a possible loss 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -2.63 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.64 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of ABCO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -37.37 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of ABCO is -0.6.

ABCO has traded between a high of 59.50 and a low of 24.85 over the past year. 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 P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.27 billion. ABCO's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.