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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for IPGP. The maximum price target given was 175, which equates to a potential upside of 11.25 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes 18.91 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

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 revised their estimates downwards. 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.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of IPGP is 2.43.

In the trailing 52-weeks, IPGP hit 158.61 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 80.52. Currently the stock is 95.36 percent higher than its low, and 0.83 percent lower than its 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $8.43 billion. IPGP's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.