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 potential capital gains of 12.79 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 170, which equates to a potential downside of -6 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 8.36 percent. That number becomes 17.84 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 3.05 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 6.05 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 5 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

LFUS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 34.75 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. LFUS has a PEG ratio of 0.96.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LFUS hit 188.19 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 114.76. Today's price is 57.6 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 3.89 percent. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.