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 price target was 155, which equates to a potential upside of 4.82 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 145, which equates to a potential downside 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.21 percent, compared to last month. 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. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of KWR to grow at a rate of 18.2 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, KWR hit 154.38 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.