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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for ESE. The maximum price target given was 71, implying a possible profit of 15.35 percent. The minimum price target given was 60, implying a possible loss 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. 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. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of ESE to grow at a rate of 12.53 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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 ESE is 2.55.

ESE has traded between a high of 63.80 and a low of 42.17 over the past year. 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 price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.59 billion. ESE is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.