Analyst Ratings for Manitowoc Foodservice Inc (MFS)

Updated: 2017-02-14

Shares of Manitowoc Foodservice Inc (NYSE:MFS) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, MFS received an average rating of Overweight.

7 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 4 gave MFS a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MFS. The maximum price target given was 22, which equates to a potential upside of 15.73 percent. The minimum price target given was 18, implying a possible loss of -5.31 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 upwards by an average of 2.94 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 2.94 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

MFS has an estimated earnings growth rate of -3.89 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of MFS is -5.47.

MFS has traded between a high of 19.91 and a low of 11.56 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 64.45 percent, and 4.52 percent lower than its 52-week high. MFS has a P/E ratio of 21.27. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MFS value stock report compares MFS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MFS is $1.98 billion. MFS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.