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 potential capital gains of 19.25 percent. The lowest price target was 41, which equates to a potential downside of 1.86 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.29 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of OTTR to grow at a rate of -0.47 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of OTTR is -49.89.

OTTR has traded between a high of 42.55 and a low of 32.99 over the past year. Currently the stock is 22.01 percent higher than its low, and 5.41 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.