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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 130, which equates to a potential upside of 44.77 percent. The minimum price target given was 75, implying a possible loss of -16.48 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.45 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of LYB's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 18.99 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. LYB has a PEG ratio of 0.54.

LYB has traded between a high of 97.64 and a low of 71.55 over the past year. Currently the stock is 25.51 percent higher than its 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.