Analyst Ratings for Quaker Chemical Corp. (KWR)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Quaker Chemical Corp. (NYSE:KWR) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. KWR had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 0 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for KWR. The maximum price target given was 155, implying potential capital gains of 4.82 percent. The minimum price target given was 145, implying potential capital losses of -1.94 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.23 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 2.49 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.21 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.82 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of KWR to grow at a rate of 18.2 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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. The PEG ratio of KWR is 1.95.

KWR has traded between a high of 154.38 and a low of 95.00 over the past year. Currently the stock is 55.65 percent higher than its low, and 4.22 percent below the high. KWR has a price/earnings ratio of 35.46. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KWR value stock report compares KWR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of KWR is $1.98 billion. KWR will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.