Analyst Ratings for New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. ADR (EDU)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Buy has been given to New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. ADR (NYSE:EDU) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, EDU was issued an average rating of Buy.

Of the 20 analysts covering the stock, 17 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 2 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for EDU. The most optimistic price target was 118, implying a possible profit of 42.39 percent. The minimum price target given was 60.2, which equates to a potential downside of -27.36 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 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 downwards by -0.45 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.44 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 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.

The growth rate of EDU's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 43.85 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. EDU has a PEG ratio of 1.17.

EDU has traded between a high of 83.91 and a low of 37.16 over the past year. Today's price is 123.01 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 1.24 percent. EDU has a P/E ratio of 51.14. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EDU value stock report compares EDU to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of EDU is $12.72 billion. EDU's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.