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.

Several price targets were given for EMR by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 70, implying potential capital gains of 18.49 percent. The lowest price target was 59, implying a possible loss of -0.13 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.17 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of EMR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 16.15 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. 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 EMR is 1.66.

In the last 52-weeks, EMR has achieved a high of 64.37 and a low of 49.22. Currently the stock is 20.02 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 8.23 percent. EMR has a price/earnings 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 market cap of EMR is $38.61 billion. EMR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.