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 potential capital gains of 44.12 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15.5, implying a possible loss 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. That number becomes 8.8 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.36 percent. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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.

The growth rate of KLIC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 14.93 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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 below the high. KLIC has a price/earnings 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.