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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for KWR. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 155, which equates to a potential upside of 4.82 percent. The minimum price target given was 145, implying potential capital losses of -1.94 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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 decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of KWR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 18.2 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of KWR is 1.95.

In the last 52-weeks, KWR has achieved a high of 154.38 and a low of 95.00. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 55.65 percent, and below the high by 4.22 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.98 billion. KWR is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.