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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for WDFC. The maximum price target given was 115, which equates to a potential upside 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -4.85 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 0.55 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.82 percent.

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 made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of WDFC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -0.28 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. WDFC has a PEG ratio of -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 11.73 percent below the high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.49 billion. WDFC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.