Analyst Ratings for Badger Meter Inc. (BMI)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Badger Meter Inc. (NYSE:BMI) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for BMI last month.

Of the 5 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

BMI was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 52, which equates to a potential upside of 15.43 percent. The minimum price target given was 40, implying potential capital losses of -11.21 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 7.87 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 7.87 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 4.08 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 4.08 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

BMI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.39 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of BMI is 5.21.

In the last 52-weeks, BMI has achieved a high of 46.85 and a low of 29.30. Today's price is 53.75 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.84 percent below the high. BMI has a P/E ratio of 38.5. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BMI value stock report compares BMI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of BMI is $1.31 billion. BMI's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.