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.

Several price targets were given for ARES by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 25, implying potential capital gains of 35.5 percent. The lowest price target was 19, which equates to a potential downside of 2.98 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.54 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 51.24 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.28 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.72 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, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

ARES has an estimated earnings growth rate of 180.71 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 that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of ARES is 0.16.

ARES has a 52-week high of 23.25 and a 52-week low of 14.75. Currently the stock is 25.08 percent higher than its low, and 20.65 percent lower than its 52-week high. ARES has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.