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.

ARII was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 45, implying potential capital gains of 22.05 percent. The lowest price target was 37, implying a possible loss of 0.35 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.65 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -15.12 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -18.07 percent.

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, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

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. 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. The PEG ratio of ARII is -0.48.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ARII hit 51.10 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 34.50. Today's price is 6.87 percent above the 52-week low, and 27.85 percent below the 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.