Analyst Ratings for Lifelock Inc (LOCK)

Updated: 2017-02-07

Lifelock Inc (NYSE:LOCK) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for LOCK last month.

5 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 2 gave LOCK a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 2 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 3 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for LOCK. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 24, implying potential capital gains of 0.04 percent. The lowest price target was 18, implying a possible loss of -24.97 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.66 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 6.21 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of LOCK to grow at a rate of 405.8 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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 LOCK is 0.32.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LOCK hit 24.02 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 9.14. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 162.47 percent, and below the high by 0.12 percent. LOCK has a price/earnings ratio of 129.08. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LOCK value stock report compares LOCK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.26 billion. LOCK is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 2017-02-08, days from today.