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.

Several price targets were given for LEA by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 180, implying a possible profit of 19.38 percent. The minimum price target given was 102, implying potential capital losses of -32.35 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.4 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.16 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of LEA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 16.65 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of LEA is 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 1.63 percent below the high. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.