Analyst Ratings for Aramark (ARMK)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) have received a consensus rating of Buy from Wall Street analysts. ARMK had previously received a consensus rating of Buy a month ago.

8 analysts declared ARMK a buy, 1 issued an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. 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 ARMK. The highest price target was 45, implying potential capital gains of 12.47 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 39, which equates to a potential downside of -2.52 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 2.75 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.47 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

ARMK has an estimated earnings growth rate of 36.15 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. ARMK has a PEG ratio of 0.86.

In the last 52-weeks, ARMK has achieved a high of 41.72 and a low of 32.73. Currently the stock is 22.24 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 4.1 percent. ARMK has a P/E ratio of 31.11. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ARMK value stock report compares ARMK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.83 billion. ARMK will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.