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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CAE. The maximum price target given was 18.81, implying a possible profit of 10.38 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 15.55, implying potential capital losses of -8.75 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of CAE to grow at a rate of -12.91 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. CAE has a PEG ratio of -1.42.

CAE has traded between a high of 17.88 and a low of 12.98 over the past year. Currently the stock is 31.29 percent higher than its low, and 4.69 percent lower than its 52-week high. CAE has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.