Analyst Ratings for Landstar System Inc. (LSTR)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Landstar System Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, LSTR received an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 11 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for LSTR by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 100, implying a possible profit of 12.17 percent. The minimum price target given was 66, which equates to a potential downside of -25.97 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.15 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.01 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.57 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.01 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 5 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

The growth rate of LSTR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 6.27 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. LSTR has a PEG ratio of 4.27.

LSTR has a 52-week high of 90.80 and a 52-week low of 65.05. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 37.05 percent, and 1.82 percent below the high. LSTR has a price/earnings ratio of 26.77. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LSTR value stock report compares LSTR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.75 billion. LSTR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.