Analyst Ratings for American Railcar Industries Inc. (ARII)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Hold has been given to American Railcar Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:ARII) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for ARII last month.

Of the 5 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for ARII. The highest price target was 45, implying a possible profit of 22.05 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 37, implying potential capital losses of 0.35 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.65 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -15.12 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -18.07 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

ARII has an estimated earnings growth rate of -24.58 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. ARII has a PEG ratio of -0.48.

ARII has a 52-week high of 51.10 and a 52-week low of 34.50. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 6.87 percent, and 27.85 percent lower than its 52-week high. ARII has a P/E ratio of 11.78. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ARII value stock report compares ARII to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ARII is $0.71031 billion. ARII is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.