Analyst Ratings for Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (APAM)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for APAM last month.

A buy rating was issued by 2 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 2. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for APAM. The highest price target was 34, which equates to a potential upside of 3.82 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 26, implying a possible loss of -20.61 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 2.63 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 6.36 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 3.07 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 7.07 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of APAM to grow at a rate of 49.49 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, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of APAM is 0.42.

In the trailing 52-weeks, APAM hit 33.85 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 24.48. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 33.78 percent, and below the high by 3.25 percent. APAM has a price/earnings ratio of 20.66. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The APAM value stock report compares APAM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.53 billion. APAM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.