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 maximum price target given was 160, implying a possible profit of 27.26 percent. The minimum price target given was 123, implying potential capital losses of -2.17 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.91 percent. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.47 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

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, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of NDSN is 2.

NDSN has a 52-week high of 131.49 and a 52-week low of 87.51. Currently the stock is 43.68 percent higher than its low, and 4.38 percent lower than its 52-week high. NDSN has a price/earnings 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.