Analyst Ratings for Moelis & Co. (MC)

Updated: 2017-07-19

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Moelis & Co. (NYSE:MC) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, MC received an average rating of Overweight.

5 analysts declared MC a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

MC was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 43, implying potential capital gains of 7.23 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 39, implying potential capital losses of -2.74 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 upwards for this quarter, by about 7.76 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 29.41 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.7 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 11.77 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

MC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 22.36 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. MC has a PEG ratio of 1.04.

In the last 52-weeks, MC has achieved a high of 40.70 and a low of 23.60. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 69.92 percent, and below the high by 1.47 percent. MC has a price/earnings ratio of 23.31. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MC value stock report compares MC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.2 billion. MC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.