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 highest price target was 55, implying potential capital gains of 24.58 percent. The lowest price target was 41, which equates to a potential downside of -7.13 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.74 percent. That number becomes 0.74 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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 1.51 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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.

The growth rate of AWI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 11.63 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of AWI is 1.61.

AWI has a 52-week high of 48.00 and a 52-week low of 36.38. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 21.36 percent, and 8.02 percent below the high. AWI has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.