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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for BC. The most optimistic price target was 73.5, implying a possible profit of 22.46 percent. The lowest price target was 56, implying a possible loss 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.25 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

BC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 32.93 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 42.84 percent, and 5.95 percent lower than its 52-week high. BC has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.