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 analyst gave a price target of 265, implying a possible loss of -8.03 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 upwards by an average of 0.77 percent. That number becomes 1.24 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.88 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.84 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 5 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 9 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of LMT's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -3.4 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of LMT is -6.52.

In the last 52-weeks, LMT has achieved a high of 292.97 and a low of 228.50. Today's price is 26.1 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.65 percent below the high. LMT has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.