Analyst Ratings for Celanese Corp. Series A (CE)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of Celanese Corp. Series A (NYSE:CE) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. CE had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

20 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 11 gave CE a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

CE was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 115, implying potential capital gains of 21.59 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 63, implying potential capital losses of -33.39 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. 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 0.21 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.27 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 5 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

CE has an estimated earnings growth rate of 25.88 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. CE has a PEG ratio of 0.62.

CE has a 52-week high of 99.97 and a 52-week low of 60.59. Today's price is 56.1 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.39 percent lower than its 52-week high. CE has a P/E ratio of 16.05. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CE value stock report compares CE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.84 billion. CE will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.