Analyst Ratings for Orbotech Ltd. (ORBK)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:ORBK) have received a consensus rating of Buy from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, ORBK was issued an average rating of Buy.

Of the 7 analysts covering the stock, 7 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 0 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for ORBK. The highest price target was 42, implying potential capital gains of 18.21 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 38, implying a possible loss of 6.95 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -5.75 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 -0.94 percent in FY estimates.

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

Analysts estimate earnings of ORBK to grow at a rate of 57.27 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. ORBK has a PEG ratio of 0.38.

ORBK has a 52-week high of 37.75 and a 52-week low of 26.69. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 33.12 percent, and 5.88 percent lower than its 52-week high. ORBK has a price/earnings ratio of 21.53. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ORBK value stock report compares ORBK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ORBK is $1.72 billion. ORBK is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.