Analyst Ratings for Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (HII)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE:HII) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. HII had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

4 analysts declared HII a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HII. The highest price target was 250, implying a possible profit of 21.57 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 150, implying potential capital losses of -27.06 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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 -0.93 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.09 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.84 percent.

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, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HII to grow at a rate of -4.87 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. HII has a PEG ratio of -3.57.

HII has traded between a high of 220.68 and a low of 146.52 over the past year. Today's price is 40.36 percent above the 52-week low, and 6.81 percent below the high. HII has a P/E ratio of 17.38. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HII value stock report compares HII to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.46 billion. HII is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.