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 most optimistic price target was 175, which equates to a potential upside of 11.25 percent. The lowest price target was 145, implying potential capital losses of -7.82 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 8.55 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. IPGP has a PEG ratio of 2.43.

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