Analyst Ratings for LyondellBasell Industries N.V. Cl A (LYB)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering LyondellBasell Industries N.V. Cl A (NYSE:LYB) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for LYB last month.

7 analysts declared LYB a buy, 1 issued an overweight rating, 16 gave a hold rating, 2 issued an underweight rating, and 0 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. 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 LYB. The maximum price target given was 130, implying a possible profit of 44.77 percent. The lowest price target was 75, implying potential capital losses of -16.48 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.92 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.69 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.05 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.45 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

LYB has an estimated earnings growth rate of 18.99 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of LYB is 0.54.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LYB hit 97.64 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 71.55. Today's price is 25.51 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 8.03 percent. LYB has a P/E ratio of 10.34. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LYB value stock report compares LYB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $34.85 billion. LYB's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.