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 highest price target was 160, which equates to a potential upside of 27.26 percent. The lowest price target was 123, implying a possible loss of -2.17 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.47 percent in FY estimates.

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. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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 below the 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.