Analyst Ratings for Mentor Graphics Corp (MENT)

Updated: 2017-03-31

Mentor Graphics Corp (NASDAQ:MENT) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for MENT last month.

3 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 0 gave MENT a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued 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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MENT. The most optimistic price target was 37.25, which equates to a potential upside of 0 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 37.25, implying a possible loss of 0 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -45 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -8.33 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -4.75 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.3 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MENT to grow at a rate of 2.54 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. MENT has a PEG ratio of 11.61.

MENT has traded between a high of 37.29 and a low of 19.05 over the past year. Today's price is 95.54 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.11 percent below the high. MENT has a price/earnings ratio of 29.5. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MENT value stock report compares MENT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.12 billion. MENT will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.