Analyst Ratings for Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (ADR) (MPEL)

Updated: 2017-04-03

Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:MPEL) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for MPEL last month.

24 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 13 gave MPEL a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 9 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 4. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 2.

MPEL was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 28.5, implying potential capital gains of 50.08 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 16, implying a possible loss of -15.75 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 12.5 percent. That number becomes 7.14 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 10.2 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

MPEL has an estimated earnings growth rate of 42.26 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of MPEL is 1.29.

In the last 52-weeks, MPEL has achieved a high of 20.00 and a low of 11.90. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 59.58 percent, and 5.05 percent lower than its 52-week high. MPEL has a price/earnings ratio of 54.5. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MPEL value stock report compares MPEL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.37 billion. MPEL will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.