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 minimum price target given was 102.5, which equates to a potential downside of 6.72 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.02 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.11 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.4 percent.

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

Analysts estimate earnings of CW to grow at a rate of 6.47 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of CW is 3.56.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CW hit 107.61 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 82.77. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 16.04 percent, and below the high by 10.74 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.3 billion. CW will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.