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, which equates to a potential upside of 13.18 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 51, implying a possible loss of -17.54 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 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 0.4 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.64 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of AME to grow at a rate of 12.2 percent. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 42.84 percent, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $14.17 billion. AME is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.