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.

ORBK was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 42, implying potential capital gains of 18.21 percent. The minimum price target given was 38, which equates to a potential downside 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.

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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. 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 revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ORBK to grow at a rate of 57.27 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. 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, 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.

In the last 52-weeks, ORBK has achieved a high of 37.75 and a low of 26.69. Currently the stock is 33.12 percent higher than its 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 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.