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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for IPGP. The maximum price target given was 175, implying a possible profit of 11.25 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 145, implying potential capital losses of -7.82 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 18.91 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 8.55 percent.

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 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.

IPGP has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.2 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. IPGP has a PEG ratio of 2.43.

IPGP has a 52-week high of 158.61 and a 52-week low of 80.52. Currently the stock is 95.36 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 0.83 percent. IPGP has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.