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 potential capital gains of 35.91 percent. The lowest price target was 105, which equates to a potential downside 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. That number becomes -2.09 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.19 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.61 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of EXP to grow at a rate of 29.65 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 25.52 percent, and below the high by 16.87 percent. 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.