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 a possible profit of 27.26 percent. The lowest price target was 123, which equates to a potential downside of -2.17 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 upwards for this quarter, by about 0.91 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 4.7 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.47 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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 NDSN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 13.28 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. NDSN has a PEG ratio of 2.

NDSN has traded between a high of 131.49 and a low of 87.51 over the past year. Today's price is 43.68 percent above the 52-week low, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $7.25 billion. NDSN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.