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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 42, implying potential capital gains of 18.21 percent. The lowest price target was 38, which equates to a potential downside of 6.95 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -5.75 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.94 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

ORBK has an estimated earnings growth rate of 57.27 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 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 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 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.