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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AME. The maximum price target given was 70, implying a possible profit 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.64 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of AME's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 12.2 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of AME is 2.28.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AME hit 62.89 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 43.30. Today's price is 42.84 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 1.65 percent. AME has a price/earnings 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.