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.

LYB was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 130, which equates to a potential upside of 44.77 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 75, which equates to a potential downside of -16.48 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.92 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.69 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.05 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.45 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of LYB to grow at a rate of 18.99 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of LYB is 0.54.

LYB has a 52-week high of 97.64 and a 52-week low of 71.55. Today's price is 25.51 percent above the 52-week low, and 8.03 percent below the high. LYB has a price/earnings 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.