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.

KLIC was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 31, which equates to a potential upside of 44.12 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 15.5, implying potential capital losses of -27.94 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -12.36 percent. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of KLIC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 14.93 percent. 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 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of KLIC is 1.18.

KLIC has traded between a high of 23.00 and a low of 11.29 over the past year. 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 market cap of KLIC is $1.53 billion. KLIC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.