Analyst Ratings for Brady Corp. Cl A (BRC)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Brady Corp. Cl A (NYSE:BRC) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, BRC was issued an average rating of Overweight.

2 analysts declared BRC a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for BRC by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 48, implying potential capital gains of 44.04 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 34, implying potential capital losses of 2.03 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 0 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 0.28 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of BRC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -1.94 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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. BRC has a PEG ratio of -9.38.

BRC has a 52-week high of 40.50 and a 52-week low of 31.66. Currently the stock is 5.26 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 17.72 percent. BRC has a price/earnings ratio of 18.19. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BRC value stock report compares BRC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of BRC is $1.73 billion. BRC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.