Analyst Ratings for Ares Management L.P. (ARES)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Ares Management L.P. (NYSE:ARES) have received a consensus rating of Buy from Wall Street analysts. ARES had previously received a consensus rating of Buy a month ago.

Of the 9 analysts covering the stock, 7 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ARES. The most optimistic price target was 25, implying a possible profit of 35.5 percent. The lowest price target was 19, implying potential capital losses of 2.98 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 1.54 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 51.24 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.28 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.72 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

ARES has an estimated earnings growth rate of 180.71 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. ARES has a PEG ratio of 0.16.

In the last 52-weeks, ARES has achieved a high of 23.25 and a low of 14.75. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 25.08 percent, and below the high by 20.65 percent. ARES has a P/E ratio of 28.38. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ARES value stock report compares ARES to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ARES is $3.91 billion. ARES will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.