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.

EXP was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 125, implying a possible profit of 35.91 percent. The minimum price target given was 105, which equates to a potential downside of 14.17 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 upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -2.09 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.19 percent. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

EXP has an estimated earnings growth rate of 29.65 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of EXP is 0.76.

In the trailing 52-weeks, EXP hit 110.64 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 73.27. Today's price is 25.52 percent above the 52-week low, and 16.87 percent lower than its 52-week high. EXP has a P/E 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.