Analyst Ratings for Catalent Inc. (CTLT)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Catalent Inc. (NYSE:CTLT) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, CTLT received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 7 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

CTLT was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 39, implying potential capital gains of 11.36 percent. The minimum price target given was 27, implying a possible loss of -22.9 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 0.91 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.69 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.39 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.39 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CTLT to grow at a rate of 73.69 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. CTLT has a PEG ratio of 0.56.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CTLT hit 38.73 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 21.83. Today's price is 60.42 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 9.58 percent. CTLT has a price/earnings ratio of 41.2. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CTLT value stock report compares CTLT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CTLT is $4.42 billion. CTLT is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.