Analyst Ratings for Littelfuse Inc. (LFUS)Updated: 2017-07-26
Littelfuse Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, LFUS received an average rating of Overweight.
A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 2 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued 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. 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 LFUS. The most optimistic price target was 204, implying a possible profit of 12.79 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 170, which equates to a potential downside of -6 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.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 8.36 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 17.84 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 3.05 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 6.05 percent.
Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 5 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 5 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
Analysts estimate earnings of LFUS to grow at a rate of 34.75 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of LFUS is 0.96.
LFUS has a 52-week high of 188.19 and a 52-week low of 114.76. Today's price is 57.6 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.89 percent lower than its 52-week high. LFUS has a price/earnings ratio of 33.31. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LFUS value stock report compares LFUS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of LFUS is $4.19 billion. LFUS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.