Analyst Ratings for Ametek Inc. (AME)Updated: 2017-07-29
Shares of Ametek Inc. (NYSE:AME) have received a consensus rating of Buy from Wall Street analysts. Last month, AME received an average rating of Overweight.
Of the 18 analysts covering the stock, 12 gave it a buy rating, 3 gave an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.
Many analysts weighed in on price targets for AME. The maximum price target given was 70, implying potential capital gains of 13.18 percent. The minimum price target given was 51, implying potential capital losses of -17.54 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.4 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.64 percent in FY estimates.
People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.
AME has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.2 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. AME has a PEG ratio of 2.28.
AME has traded between a high of 62.89 and a low of 43.30 over the past year. Currently the stock is 42.84 percent higher than its low, and 1.65 percent below the high. AME has a P/E ratio of 27.86. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AME value stock report compares AME to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of AME is $14.17 billion. AME will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.