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.

AWI was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 55, which equates to a potential upside of 24.58 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 41, which equates to a potential downside of -7.13 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.51 percent.

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 made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, 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. 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. 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 market cap of AWI is $2.42 billion. AWI will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.