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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for EXP. The highest price target was 125, implying a possible profit of 35.91 percent. The most pessimistic 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of EXP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 29.65 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of EXP is 0.76.

In the last 52-weeks, EXP has achieved a high of 110.64 and a low of 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 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 market cap of EXP is $4.56 billion. EXP will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.