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 maximum price target given was 204, which equates to a potential upside of 12.79 percent. The lowest price target was 170, which equates to a potential downside of -6 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 6.05 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 5 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 5 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of LFUS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 34.75 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. LFUS has a PEG ratio of 0.96.

LFUS has a 52-week high of 188.19 and a 52-week low of 114.76. Currently the stock is 57.6 percent higher than its 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.