Analyst Ratings for Curtiss-Wright Corp. (CW)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE:CW) by analysts covering the stock. CW had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. 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 CW. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 112, implying potential capital gains of 16.61 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 102.5, which equates to a potential downside of 6.72 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.02 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.11 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.4 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of CW's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 6.47 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CW is 3.56.

CW has traded between a high of 107.61 and a low of 82.77 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 16.04 percent, and 10.74 percent lower than its 52-week high. CW has a P/E ratio of 23.05. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CW value stock report compares CW to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CW is $4.3 billion. CW will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.