Analyst Ratings for Ingredion Inc. (INGR)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Ingredion Inc. (NYSE:INGR) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, INGR received an average rating of Overweight.

4 analysts declared INGR a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 issued 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 increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for INGR. The most optimistic price target was 147, implying a possible profit of 19.76 percent. The lowest price target was 108, which equates to a potential downside of -12.02 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -3.88 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.07 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.13 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of INGR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 18.57 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. INGR has a PEG ratio of 1.02.

INGR has a 52-week high of 140.00 and a 52-week low of 113.07. Currently the stock is 8.56 percent higher than its low, and 12.32 percent lower than its 52-week high. INGR has a price/earnings ratio of 19.03. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The INGR value stock report compares INGR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of INGR is $8.8 billion. INGR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.