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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for KLIC. The maximum price target given was 31, implying potential capital gains of 44.12 percent. The minimum price target given was 15.5, implying potential capital losses of -27.94 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -12.36 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 8.8 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.36 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 27.04 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

KLIC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 14.93 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. KLIC has a PEG ratio of 1.18.

In the trailing 52-weeks, KLIC hit 23.00 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 11.29. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 90.52 percent, 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.