Analyst Ratings for Armstrong World Industries Inc. (AWI)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Armstrong World Industries Inc. (NYSE:AWI) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. AWI had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

16 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 5 gave AWI a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for AWI. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 55, implying a possible profit of 24.58 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 41, implying a possible loss of -7.13 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.74 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0.74 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 1.51 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AWI to grow at a rate of 11.63 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. AWI has a PEG ratio of 1.61.

AWI has a 52-week high of 48.00 and a 52-week low of 36.38. Currently the stock is 21.36 percent higher than its low, and 8.02 percent lower than its 52-week high. AWI has a price/earnings ratio of 18.72. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AWI value stock report compares AWI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.42 billion. AWI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.