Analyst Ratings for Nordson Corp. (NDSN)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Nordson Corp. (NASDAQ:NDSN) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, NDSN was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 4 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 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. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for NDSN. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 160, implying potential capital gains of 27.26 percent. The minimum price target given was 123, implying a possible loss of -2.17 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.91 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 4.7 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.47 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 revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

NDSN has an estimated earnings growth rate of 13.28 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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. NDSN has a PEG ratio of 2.

NDSN has a 52-week high of 131.49 and a 52-week low of 87.51. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 43.68 percent, and 4.38 percent lower than its 52-week high. NDSN has a P/E ratio of 26.53. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NDSN value stock report compares NDSN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of NDSN is $7.25 billion. NDSN is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.