Analyst Ratings for Esterline Technologies Corp. (ESL)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Esterline Technologies Corp. (NYSE:ESL) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for ESL last month.

Of the 10 analysts covering the stock, 4 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

Several price targets were given for ESL by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 108, which equates to a potential upside of 12.73 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 90, implying a possible loss of -6.05 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.89 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 2.08 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 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of ESL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 8.37 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. ESL has a PEG ratio of 2.57.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ESL hit 102.70 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 59.56. Today's price is 60.85 percent above the 52-week low, and 6.72 percent lower than its 52-week high. ESL has a P/E ratio of 21.49. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ESL value stock report compares ESL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ESL is $2.89 billion. ESL will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.