Analyst Ratings for SPX FLOW Inc. (FLOW)

Updated: 2017-07-27

SPX FLOW Inc. (NYSE:FLOW) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, FLOW received an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 4 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for FLOW. The highest price target was 47, which equates to a potential upside of 34.06 percent. The lowest price target was 31, implying potential capital losses of -11.58 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -22.92 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -26.09 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -14.8 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -10.12 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 5 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 5 analysts decreased their estimates.

FLOW has traded between a high of 40.66 and a low of 22.34 over the past year. Currently the stock is 56.94 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 13.77 percent. FLOW has a P/E ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FLOW value stock report compares FLOW to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of FLOW is $1.48 billion. FLOW is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.