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.

AGCO was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 83, implying potential capital gains of 15.58 percent. The lowest price target was 55, implying a possible loss of -23.41 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.97 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 3.47 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 1.27 percent. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 5 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

AGCO has an estimated earnings growth rate of 60.27 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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 0.71 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $5.71 billion. AGCO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.