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.

Several price targets were given for ORBK by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 42, implying a possible profit of 18.21 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 38, which equates to a potential downside of 6.95 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 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.75 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.94 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of ORBK to grow at a rate of 57.27 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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 below the 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.72 billion. ORBK is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.