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 most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.61 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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 market cap of EXP is $4.56 billion. EXP's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.