Analyst Ratings for Brunswick Corp. (BC)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of Brunswick Corp. (NYSE:BC) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, BC received an average rating of Buy.

A buy rating was issued by 10 analysts, 2 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 3 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

BC was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 73.5, implying potential capital gains of 22.46 percent. The minimum price target given was 56, implying potential capital losses of -6.7 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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 -1.84 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.12 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.25 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of BC to grow at a rate of 32.93 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of BC is 0.61.

BC has traded between a high of 63.82 and a low of 42.02 over the past year. Today's price is 42.84 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.95 percent lower than its 52-week high. BC has a price/earnings ratio of 19.98. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BC value stock report compares BC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.44 billion. BC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.