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 highest price target was 62, implying potential capital gains of 17.05 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.04 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. 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, 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. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 46.49 percent, and 0.39 percent lower than its 52-week 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.