Analyst Ratings for Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Hold has been given to Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, EMR was issued an average rating of Hold.

5 analysts declared EMR a buy, 1 issued an overweight rating, 15 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for EMR. The highest price target was 70, which equates to a potential upside of 18.49 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 59, which equates to a potential downside of -0.13 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.45 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0.75 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 upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.17 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of EMR to grow at a rate of 16.15 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. 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. EMR has a PEG ratio of 1.66.

In the trailing 52-weeks, EMR hit 64.37 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 49.22. Today's price is 20.02 percent above the 52-week low, and 8.23 percent lower than its 52-week high. EMR has a P/E ratio of 26.83. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EMR value stock report compares EMR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $38.61 billion. EMR will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.