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. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.
Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 41.05 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.25 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, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 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 trailing 52-weeks, EA hit 118.11 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 73.74. Today's price is 60.82 percent above the 52-week low, and -0.41 percent below the 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 market cap of EA is $36.53 billion. EA's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.