Analyst Ratings for Exponent Inc. (EXPO)Updated: 2017-07-27
An average rating of Overweight has been given to Exponent Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, EXPO received an average rating of Overweight.
Of the 4 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 issued 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 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.
Many analysts weighed in on price targets for EXPO. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 75, implying potential capital gains of 15.03 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 58, implying potential capital losses of -11.04 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.
In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 4.88 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 4.88 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 5.73 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 6.32 percent in FY estimates.
Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 4 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.
EXPO has an estimated earnings growth rate of 0 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. The PEG ratio of EXPO is 0.
In the last 52-weeks, EXPO has achieved a high of 68.30 and a low of 48.42. Today's price is 34.66 percent above the 52-week low, and 4.54 percent lower than its 52-week high. EXPO has a P/E ratio of 33.78. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EXPO value stock report compares EXPO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.7 billion. EXPO's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.