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.

Several price targets were given for AVAV by the analysts covering the stock. 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. 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 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -152.2 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.67 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 12.25 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

AVAV has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.49 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. AVAV has a PEG ratio of 16.17.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AVAV hit 40.10 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 22.16. Currently the stock is 70.35 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.86 percent. AVAV has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.