Analyst Ratings for BWX Technologies Inc. (BWXT)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of BWX Technologies Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) have received a consensus rating of Buy from Wall Street analysts. Last month, BWXT received an average rating of Buy.

A buy rating was issued by 6 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 1 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. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

BWXT was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 62, which equates to a potential upside of 17.05 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 51, implying potential capital losses of -3.72 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.04 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.57 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of BWXT's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 12.3 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of BWXT is 2.35.

In the trailing 52-weeks, BWXT hit 53.18 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 36.16. Currently the stock is 46.49 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 0.39 percent. BWXT has a P/E ratio of 28.95. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BWXT value stock report compares BWXT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.25 billion. BWXT's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.