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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for ORBK. The most optimistic price target was 42, which equates to a potential upside of 18.21 percent. The lowest price target was 38, implying a possible loss of 6.95 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 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 -5.75 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.94 percent.

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 made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of ORBK's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 57.27 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. ORBK has a PEG ratio of 0.38.

ORBK has traded between a high of 37.75 and a low of 26.69 over the past year. Today's price is 33.12 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 5.88 percent. 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.