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.

Several price targets were given for ABCO by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given 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. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -2.63 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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 revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. ABCO has a PEG ratio of -0.6.

ABCO has a 52-week high of 59.50 and a 52-week low of 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.