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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ABCO. The highest 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. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ABCO to grow at a rate of -37.37 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. ABCO has a PEG ratio of -0.6.

ABCO has traded between a high of 59.50 and a low of 24.85 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 125.96 percent, 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 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.