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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 71, implying a possible profit of 15.35 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 60, implying a possible loss of -2.52 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1 percent. 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. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

ESE has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.53 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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 that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of ESE is 2.55.

ESE has a 52-week high of 63.80 and a 52-week low of 42.17. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 45.96 percent, and 3.53 percent below the 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 market cap of ESE is $1.59 billion. ESE will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.