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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for EA. The highest price target was 134, implying potential capital gains of 12.99 percent. The lowest price target was 90, implying potential capital losses of -24.11 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes 41.05 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of EA is 2.17.

EA has traded between a high of 118.11 and a low of 73.74 over the past year. Currently the stock is 60.82 percent higher than its low, and -0.41 percent below the high. EA has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.