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.

A number of analysts gave 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 a possible loss of -17.54 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AME to grow at a rate of 12.2 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. AME has a PEG ratio of 2.28.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AME hit 62.89 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 43.30. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.