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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for BWXT. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 62, which equates to a potential upside of 17.05 percent. The minimum price target given was 51, implying potential capital losses of -3.72 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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 -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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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.

BWXT has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.3 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. BWXT has a PEG ratio of 2.35.

In the last 52-weeks, BWXT has achieved a high of 53.18 and a low of 36.16. Today's price is 46.49 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.39 percent below the high. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.