Analyst Ratings for CAE Inc. (CAE)

Updated: 2017-07-27

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

10 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 3 gave CAE a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 gave 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 decreased by 2. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for CAE by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 18.81, implying a possible profit of 10.38 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15.55, implying a possible loss of -8.75 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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 -1.22 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

CAE has an estimated earnings growth rate of -12.91 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of CAE is -1.42.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CAE hit 17.88 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 12.98. Currently the stock is 31.29 percent higher than its low, and 4.69 percent lower than its 52-week high. CAE has a P/E ratio of 18.35. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CAE value stock report compares CAE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.74 billion. CAE will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.