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.

Several price targets were given for KWR by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 155, implying a possible profit of 4.82 percent. The minimum price target given was 145, implying a possible loss of -1.94 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 upwards for this quarter, by about 1.23 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 2.49 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.21 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.82 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of KWR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 18.2 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. KWR has a PEG ratio of 1.95.

KWR has traded between a high of 154.38 and a low of 95.00 over the past year. Today's price is 55.65 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 4.22 percent. KWR has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.98 billion. KWR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.