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 analyst gave a price target of 30, implying potential capital gains of 6.04 percent. The lowest price target was 20, which equates to a potential downside of -29.3 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

BRKR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 17.08 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of BRKR is 1.76.

BRKR has traded between a high of 30.02 and a low of 19.59 over the past year. Today's price is 44.41 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.76 percent lower than its 52-week high. BRKR has a price/earnings 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 market cap of BRKR is $4.51 billion. BRKR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.