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 maximum price target given was 65, which equates to a potential upside of 15.76 percent. The lowest price target was 45, which equates to a potential downside of -19.86 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.64 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of ABCO to grow at a rate of -37.37 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of ABCO is -0.6.

In the last 52-weeks, ABCO has achieved a high of 59.50 and a low of 24.85. Today's price is 125.96 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.63 percent below the 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.