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 highest price target was 118, which equates to a potential upside of 42.39 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 60.2, implying potential capital losses 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.45 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.44 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of EDU to grow at a rate of 43.85 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, EDU hit 83.91 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 37.16. 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 market cap of EDU is $12.72 billion. EDU is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.