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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for ATU. The maximum price target given was 28, which equates to a potential upside of 17.15 percent. The lowest price target was 21, implying a possible loss of -12.13 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -47.5 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -24.11 percent in FY estimates.

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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of ATU is 6.79.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ATU hit 29.80 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 20.54. Today's price is 16.36 percent above the 52-week low, and 19.8 percent lower than its 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.