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.

EDU was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 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. 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 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 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.45 percent, compared to last month. 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, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

EDU has an estimated earnings growth rate of 43.85 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of EDU is 1.17.

EDU has traded between a high of 83.91 and a low of 37.16 over the past year. Currently the stock is 123.01 percent higher than its low, and 1.24 percent below the high. EDU has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $12.72 billion. EDU is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.