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.

Several price targets were given for BWXT by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 62, implying potential capital gains of 17.05 percent. The minimum price target given was 51, implying potential capital losses of -3.72 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.57 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of BWXT to grow at a rate of 12.3 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. BWXT has a PEG ratio of 2.35.

BWXT has traded between a high of 53.18 and a low of 36.16 over the past year. Today's price is 46.49 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.39 percent below the high. BWXT has a price/earnings 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 market cap of BWXT is $5.25 billion. BWXT's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.