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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MC. The most optimistic price target was 43, implying potential capital gains of 7.23 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 39, implying a possible loss of -2.74 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 7.76 percent. That number becomes 29.41 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 upwards by 1.7 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 11.77 percent.

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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MC to grow at a rate of 22.36 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. MC has a PEG ratio of 1.04.

MC has traded between a high of 40.70 and a low of 23.60 over the past year. Today's price is 69.92 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.47 percent below the high. 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.