Analyst Ratings for Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. (KLIC)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, KLIC received an average rating of Overweight.

5 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 4 gave KLIC a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 0 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for KLIC by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 31, implying a possible profit of 44.12 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 15.5, implying a possible loss of -27.94 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -12.36 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 8.8 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.36 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 27.04 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 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of KLIC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 14.93 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. KLIC has a PEG ratio of 1.18.

KLIC has traded between a high of 23.00 and a low of 11.29 over the past year. Currently the stock is 90.52 percent higher than its low, and 6.48 percent lower than its 52-week high. KLIC has a P/E ratio of 17.63. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KLIC value stock report compares KLIC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.53 billion. KLIC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.