Analyst Ratings for Otter Tail Corp. (OTTR)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Otter Tail Corp. (NASDAQ:OTTR) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. OTTR had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for OTTR. The most optimistic price target was 48, which equates to a potential upside of 19.25 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 41, implying potential capital losses of 1.86 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.25 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 2.53 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 -0.29 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of OTTR to grow at a rate of -0.47 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. OTTR has a PEG ratio of -49.89.

OTTR has a 52-week high of 42.55 and a 52-week low of 32.99. Today's price is 22.01 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 5.41 percent. OTTR has a P/E ratio of 23.45. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The OTTR value stock report compares OTTR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of OTTR is $1.58 billion. OTTR will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.