Analyst Ratings for Bruker Corp. (BRKR)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Bruker Corp. (NASDAQ:BRKR) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, BRKR was issued an average rating of Hold.

Of the 14 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 9 issued a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 3 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for BRKR. The highest price target was 30, implying potential capital gains of 6.04 percent. The minimum price target given was 20, which equates to a potential downside of -29.3 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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 -2.38 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.46 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.85 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of BRKR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 17.08 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of BRKR is 1.76.

BRKR has a 52-week high of 30.02 and a 52-week low of 19.59. Currently the stock is 44.41 percent higher than its low, and 5.76 percent lower than its 52-week high. BRKR has a P/E ratio of 30.1. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BRKR value stock report compares BRKR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.51 billion. BRKR will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.