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 maximum price target given was 35, which equates to a potential upside of -7.28 percent. The minimum price target given was 29, implying potential capital losses of -23.18 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -152.2 percent. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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 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 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.