Analyst Ratings for ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, ESE was issued an average rating of Overweight.

3 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 2 gave ESE a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for ESE by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 71, implying potential capital gains of 15.35 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 60, which equates to a potential downside of -2.52 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 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. 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 -4.27 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ESE to grow at a rate of 12.53 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of ESE is 2.55.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ESE hit 63.80 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 42.17. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 45.96 percent, and below the high by 3.53 percent. ESE has a P/E ratio of 31.89. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ESE value stock report compares ESE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ESE is $1.59 billion. ESE is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.