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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for OTTR. The most optimistic price target was 48, implying a possible profit of 19.25 percent. The lowest price target was 41, implying a possible loss of 1.86 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.25 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 2.53 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 -0.29 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of OTTR to grow at a rate of -0.47 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of OTTR is -49.89.

In the last 52-weeks, OTTR has achieved a high of 42.55 and a low of 32.99. Currently the stock is 22.01 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.41 percent. OTTR has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.