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.

Several price targets were given for EA by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 134, implying potential capital gains of 12.99 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 90, implying a possible loss of -24.11 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by 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 41.05 percent. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of EA is 2.17.

EA has a 52-week high of 118.11 and a 52-week low of 73.74. Today's price is 60.82 percent above the 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $36.53 billion. EA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.