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 advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.23 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 2.49 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.21 percent, compared to last month. 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

KWR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 18.2 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. KWR has a PEG ratio of 1.95.

KWR has a 52-week high of 154.38 and a 52-week low of 95.00. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 55.65 percent, and 4.22 percent lower than its 52-week 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.