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.

Several price targets were given for HII by the analysts covering the stock. 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 a possible loss 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.93 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.09 percent, compared to last month. 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, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

HII has an estimated earnings growth rate of -4.87 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. 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. HII has a PEG ratio of -3.57.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HII hit 220.68 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 146.52. Today's price is 40.36 percent above the 52-week low, 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 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.