Analyst Ratings for Actuant Corp. Cl A (ATU)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Actuant Corp. Cl A (NYSE:ATU) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. ATU had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

2 analysts declared ATU a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 2.

ATU was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 28, which equates to a potential upside of 17.15 percent. The minimum price target given was 21, which equates to a potential downside of -12.13 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -47.5 percent. 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 -24.11 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

ATU has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.29 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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. ATU has a PEG ratio of 6.79.

In the last 52-weeks, ATU has achieved a high of 29.80 and a low of 20.54. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 16.36 percent, and 19.8 percent below the high. ATU has a P/E ratio of 29.15. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ATU value stock report compares ATU to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ATU is $1.42 billion. ATU will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.