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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HII. The maximum price target given 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 advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.84 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of HII's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -4.87 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of HII is -3.57.

HII has a 52-week high of 220.68 and a 52-week low of 146.52. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 40.36 percent, and below the high by 6.81 percent. 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 market cap of HII is $9.46 billion. HII is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.