Analyst Ratings for Boston Properties Inc. (BXP)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE:BXP) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for BXP last month.

A buy rating was issued by 8 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 16 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

Several price targets were given for BXP by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 150, which equates to a potential upside of 23.12 percent. The minimum price target given was 117, which equates to a potential downside of -3.96 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.68 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 10.47 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 2.14 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 11.75 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

BXP has an estimated earnings growth rate of 130.96 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. The PEG ratio of BXP is 0.34.

In the trailing 52-weeks, BXP hit 144.02 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 113.69. Currently the stock is 7.16 percent higher than its low, and 15.41 percent lower than its 52-week high. BXP has a P/E ratio of 45.13. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BXP value stock report compares BXP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of BXP is $18.65 billion. BXP's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.