Analyst Ratings for IPG Photonics Corp. (IPGP)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of IPG Photonics Corp. (NASDAQ:IPGP) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, IPGP received an average rating of Buy.

Of the 11 analysts covering the stock, 8 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for IPGP. The highest price target was 175, implying potential capital gains of 11.25 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 145, which equates to a potential downside of -7.82 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 18.91 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 8.55 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of IPGP to grow at a rate of 12.2 percent. 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 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. IPGP has a PEG ratio of 2.43.

IPGP has traded between a high of 158.61 and a low of 80.52 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 95.36 percent, and 0.83 percent below the high. IPGP has a P/E ratio of 29.62. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The IPGP value stock report compares IPGP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of IPGP is $8.43 billion. IPGP is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.