Analyst Ratings for WD-40 Co. (WDFC)

Updated: 2017-07-27

WD-40 Co. (NASDAQ:WDFC) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. WDFC had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

3 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 0 gave WDFC a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for WDFC by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 115, implying potential capital gains of 7.58 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 110, implying potential capital losses of 2.9 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 -4.85 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.55 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.82 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of WDFC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -0.28 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of WDFC is -103.04.

In the trailing 52-weeks, WDFC hit 121.10 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 100.60. Currently the stock is 6.26 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 11.73 percent. WDFC has a P/E ratio of 28.85. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WDFC value stock report compares WDFC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of WDFC is $1.49 billion. WDFC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.