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Stock Analyst Ratings for Exponent Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO)

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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for EXPO. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 75, implying potential capital gains of 15.03 percent. The lowest price target was 58, which equates to a potential downside of -11.04 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 4.88 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 4.88 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 5.73 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 6.32 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. EXPO has a PEG ratio of 0.

EXPO has traded between a high of 68.30 and a low of 48.42 over the past year. Currently the stock is 34.66 percent higher than its low, and 4.54 percent lower than its 52-week high. EXPO has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.