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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CTLT. The most optimistic price target was 39, which equates to a potential upside of 11.36 percent. The lowest price target was 27, implying potential capital losses of -22.9 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.91 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.69 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.39 percent, compared to last month. 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CTLT to grow at a rate of 73.69 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of CTLT is 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 9.58 percent lower than its 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.42 billion. CTLT's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.