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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ATU. The highest price target was 28, implying potential capital gains of 17.15 percent. The minimum price target given was 21, implying a possible loss of -12.13 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -24.11 percent in FY estimates.

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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of ATU is 6.79.

ATU has a 52-week high of 29.80 and a 52-week low of 20.54. Currently the stock is 16.36 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 19.8 percent. ATU has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.