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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for ARES. The most optimistic price target was 25, implying potential capital gains of 35.5 percent. The minimum price target given was 19, implying a possible loss of 2.98 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.54 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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. 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. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of ARES to grow at a rate of 180.71 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, 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. Today's price is 25.08 percent above the 52-week low, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.