Analyst Ratings for Eagle Materials Inc. (EXP)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. EXP had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

11 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 5 gave EXP a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for EXP. The maximum price target given was 125, implying potential capital gains of 35.91 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 105, implying a possible loss of 14.17 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -2.09 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.19 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.61 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 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of EXP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 29.65 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. EXP has a PEG ratio of 0.76.

In the trailing 52-weeks, EXP hit 110.64 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 73.27. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 25.52 percent, and 16.87 percent below the high. EXP has a price/earnings ratio of 22.43. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EXP value stock report compares EXP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.56 billion. EXP's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.