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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MPEL. The most optimistic price target was 28.5, which equates to a potential upside of 50.08 percent. The lowest price target was 16, implying potential capital losses of -15.75 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 12.5 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 7.14 percent. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of MPEL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 42.26 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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 market cap of MPEL is $9.37 billion. MPEL is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.