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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for BRKR. The most optimistic price target was 30, implying a possible profit of 6.04 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 20, implying a possible loss of -29.3 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.85 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

BRKR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 17.08 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. BRKR has a PEG ratio of 1.76.

In the trailing 52-weeks, BRKR hit 30.02 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 19.59. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 44.41 percent, and 5.76 percent below the 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.