Analyst Ratings for AGCO Corp. (AGCO)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Hold has been given to AGCO Corp. (NYSE:AGCO) by analysts covering the stock. AGCO had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

Of the 18 analysts covering the stock, 3 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 14 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 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 decreased by 4.

A number of analysts gave price targets for AGCO. The maximum price target given was 83, implying a possible profit of 15.58 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 55, which equates to a potential downside of -23.41 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.97 percent. That number becomes 3.47 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.27 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 12.05 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 5 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of AGCO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 60.27 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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. The PEG ratio of AGCO is 0.68.

In the last 52-weeks, AGCO has achieved a high of 72.32 and a low of 46.22. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 55.37 percent, and below the high by 0.71 percent. AGCO has a price/earnings ratio of 41.03. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AGCO value stock report compares AGCO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of AGCO is $5.71 billion. AGCO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.