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 highest price target was 25, implying potential capital gains of 35.5 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 19, which equates to a potential downside of 2.98 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 4 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of ARES to grow at a rate of 180.71 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of ARES is 0.16.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ARES hit 23.25 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 14.75. Today's price is 25.08 percent above the 52-week 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.