Analyst Ratings for Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. EA had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

26 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 16 gave EA a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase 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 EA. The most optimistic price target was 134, implying potential capital gains of 12.99 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 90, which equates to a potential downside of -24.11 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 41.05 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.25 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of EA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 17.71 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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. EA has a PEG ratio of 2.17.

In the last 52-weeks, EA has achieved a high of 118.11 and a low of 73.74. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 60.82 percent, and -0.41 percent lower than its 52-week high. EA has a P/E ratio of 38.35. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EA value stock report compares EA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $36.53 billion. EA's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.