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.

WDFC was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 115, implying potential capital gains of 7.58 percent. The minimum price target given was 110, implying a possible loss of 2.9 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

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, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. WDFC has a PEG ratio of -103.04.

WDFC has traded between a high of 121.10 and a low of 100.60 over the past year. Currently the stock is 6.26 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 11.73 percent. WDFC has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.