Analyst Ratings for Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT) by analysts covering the stock. LMT had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 9 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 11 gave 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. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

LMT was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 340, implying potential capital gains of 18 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 265, implying potential capital losses of -8.03 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.77 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.24 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.88 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.84 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 5 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 9 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of LMT to grow at a rate of -3.4 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of LMT is -6.52.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LMT hit 292.97 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 228.50. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 26.1 percent, and 1.65 percent lower than its 52-week high. LMT has a P/E ratio of 22.16. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LMT value stock report compares LMT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of LMT is $83.47 billion. LMT will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.