Analyst Ratings for Colfax Corp. (CFX)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Colfax Corp. (NYSE:CFX) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, CFX received an average rating of Overweight.

7 analysts declared CFX a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 9 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CFX. The most optimistic price target was 50, implying a possible profit of 22.1 percent. The minimum price target given was 36, implying potential capital losses of -12.09 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 2.38 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 2.38 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.88 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.9 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

CFX has an estimated earnings growth rate of 45.89 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of CFX is 0.76.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CFX hit 42.50 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 27.76. Currently the stock is 47.51 percent higher than its low, and 3.65 percent below the high. CFX has a P/E ratio of 35. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CFX value stock report compares CFX to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.1 billion. CFX will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.