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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 45, implying potential capital gains of 22.05 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 37, which equates to a potential downside of 0.35 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 1.65 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -15.12 percent. 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 -18.07 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's 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. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of ARII is -0.48.

ARII has traded between a high of 51.10 and a low of 34.50 over the past year. Today's price is 6.87 percent above the 52-week low, and 27.85 percent below the high. ARII has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $0.71031 billion. ARII's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.