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.

EA was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 134, which equates to a potential upside of 12.99 percent. The lowest price target was 90, implying potential capital losses 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.

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 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of EA to grow at a rate of 17.71 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. EA has a PEG ratio of 2.17.

EA has a 52-week high of 118.11 and a 52-week low of 73.74. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 60.82 percent, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.