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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for AVAV. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 35, implying potential capital gains of -7.28 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 29, implying potential capital losses of -23.18 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AVAV to grow at a rate of 4.49 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers 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 5.86 percent below the high. 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 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.