Analyst Ratings for AeroVironment Inc. (AVAV)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering AeroVironment Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. Last month, AVAV received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 6 analysts covering the stock, 0 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave 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. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AVAV. The maximum price target given was 35, implying a possible profit of -7.28 percent. The minimum price target given was 29, which equates to a potential downside of -23.18 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 0 percent. That number becomes -152.2 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 0.67 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 12.25 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

AVAV has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.49 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of AVAV is 16.17.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AVAV hit 40.10 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 22.16. Today's price is 70.35 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.86 percent below the high. AVAV has a P/E ratio of 72.6. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AVAV value stock report compares AVAV to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $0.89367 billion. AVAV will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.