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 most optimistic price target was 35, implying a possible profit of -7.28 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 29, which equates to a potential downside of -23.18 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 12.25 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

AVAV has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.49 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of AVAV is 16.17.

In the last 52-weeks, AVAV has achieved a high of 40.10 and a low of 22.16. Currently the stock is 70.35 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.86 percent. 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 market cap of AVAV is $0.89367 billion. AVAV is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.