Analyst Ratings for Lear Corp. (LEA)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of Lear Corp. (NYSE:LEA) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for LEA last month.

Of the 18 analysts covering the stock, 7 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

LEA was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 180, which equates to a potential upside of 19.38 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 102, implying potential capital losses of -32.35 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.24 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.73 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.4 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.16 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 5 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of LEA to grow at a rate of 16.65 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. LEA has a PEG ratio of 0.63.

In the last 52-weeks, LEA has achieved a high of 153.28 and a low of 103.37. Today's price is 45.86 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 1.63 percent. LEA has a P/E ratio of 10.51. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LEA value stock report compares LEA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of LEA is $10.06 billion. LEA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.