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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 85, which equates to a potential upside of 10.25 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 75, implying a possible loss of -2.72 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 6.08 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of POWI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 16.51 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Currently the stock is 44.11 percent higher than its low, and 6.88 percent lower than its 52-week high. POWI has a P/E 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.