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.

ESE was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 71, implying potential capital gains of 15.35 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 60, which equates to a potential downside of -2.52 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -4.27 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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, 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. Currently the stock is 45.96 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 3.53 percent. 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 market cap of ESE is $1.59 billion. ESE's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.