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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for ESE. The maximum price target given was 71, implying a possible profit of 15.35 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 60, which equates to a potential downside of -2.52 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 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -4.27 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of ESE's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 12.53 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. ESE has a PEG ratio of 2.55.

ESE has a 52-week high of 63.80 and a 52-week low of 42.17. Today's price is 45.96 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.53 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.