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, which equates to a potential upside of 22.46 percent. The lowest price target was 56, which equates to a potential downside of -6.7 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

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, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of BC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 32.93 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. BC has a PEG ratio of 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 below the high by 5.95 percent. 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.