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.

APAM was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 34, implying potential capital gains of 3.82 percent. The minimum price target given was 26, implying a possible loss of -20.61 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 2.63 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 6.36 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 3.07 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

APAM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 49.49 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of APAM is 0.42.

In the last 52-weeks, APAM has achieved a high of 33.85 and a low of 24.48. Currently the stock is 33.78 percent higher than its low, and 3.25 percent below the high. 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 market cap of APAM is $2.53 billion. APAM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.