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.

Several price targets were given for LYB by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 130, which equates to a potential upside of 44.77 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 75, which equates to a potential downside of -16.48 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.92 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -2.69 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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.

The growth rate of LYB's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 18.99 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers 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. 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 market cap of LYB is $34.85 billion. LYB is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.