Analyst Ratings for Power Integrations Inc. (POWI)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Buy has been given to Power Integrations Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI) by analysts covering the stock. POWI had previously received a consensus rating of Buy a month ago.

4 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 3 gave POWI a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued 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. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

POWI was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 85, which equates to a potential upside of 10.25 percent. The lowest price target was 75, implying potential capital losses of -2.72 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 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 6.08 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.19 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 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, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of POWI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 16.51 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. POWI has a PEG ratio of 2.62.

POWI has traded between a high of 82.80 and a low of 53.50 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 44.11 percent, and 6.88 percent lower than its 52-week high. POWI has a price/earnings ratio of 43.18. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The POWI value stock report compares POWI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.3 billion. POWI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.