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.

Several price targets were given for CTLT by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 39, implying a possible profit of 11.36 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 27, implying potential capital losses of -22.9 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.91 percent. That number becomes -1.69 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 0.39 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.39 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

CTLT has an estimated earnings growth rate of 73.69 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 60.42 percent, and 9.58 percent below the high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.42 billion. CTLT will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.