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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for BWXT. The highest price target was 62, which equates to a potential upside of 17.05 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 51, implying a possible loss of -3.72 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -5.04 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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 3.57 percent.

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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 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.

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. 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. BWXT has a PEG ratio of 2.35.

In the trailing 52-weeks, BWXT hit 53.18 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 36.16. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 46.49 percent, 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.