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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for LFUS. The highest price target was 204, which equates to a potential upside of 12.79 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 170, implying potential capital losses of -6 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 upwards by an average 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 5 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of LFUS to grow at a rate of 34.75 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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.

LFUS has traded between a high of 188.19 and a low of 114.76 over the past year. Currently the stock is 57.6 percent higher than its low, and 3.89 percent below the 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.