Analyst Ratings for Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Israel Chemicals Ltd. (NYSE:ICL) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. About 30 days ago, ICL was issued an average rating of Hold.

1 analysts declared ICL a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for ICL by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 20, which equates to a potential upside of 314.94 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15.17, which equates to a potential downside of 214.73 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 -28.06 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -30.56 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -6.58 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -15.8 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, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ICL hit 4.95 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 3.52. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 36.93 percent, and 2.63 percent below the high. ICL has a price/earnings ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ICL value stock report compares ICL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ICL is $21.55 billion. ICL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.