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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for ATU. The maximum price target given was 28, which equates to a potential upside of 17.15 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 21, implying potential capital losses of -12.13 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -47.5 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -24.11 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

ATU has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.29 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. The PEG ratio of ATU is 6.79.

ATU has traded between a high of 29.80 and a low of 20.54 over the past year. 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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.42 billion. ATU's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.