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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CTLT. The most optimistic price target was 39, implying potential capital gains of 11.36 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 27, which equates to a potential downside 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.91 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.69 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.39 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.39 percent.

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. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of CTLT's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 73.69 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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. Currently the stock is 60.42 percent higher than its low, and 9.58 percent below the high. CTLT has a P/E 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.