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 maximum price target given was 130, implying potential capital gains of 44.77 percent. The minimum price target given was 75, implying potential capital losses of -16.48 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.92 percent. That number becomes -2.69 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

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. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

LYB has an estimated earnings growth rate of 18.99 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. LYB has a PEG ratio of 0.54.

In the last 52-weeks, LYB has achieved a high of 97.64 and a low of 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 market cap of LYB is $34.85 billion. LYB's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.