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.

EMR was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 70, implying a possible profit of 18.49 percent. The minimum price target given was 59, which equates to a potential downside of -0.13 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.45 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0.75 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of EMR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 16.15 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of EMR is 1.66.

EMR has traded between a high of 64.37 and a low of 49.22 over the past year. 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.