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.

MFS was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 22, implying potential capital gains of 15.73 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 18, implying potential capital losses of -5.31 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 2.94 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 2.94 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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.

The growth rate of MFS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -3.89 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of MFS is -5.47.

MFS has a 52-week high of 19.91 and a 52-week low of 11.56. Currently the stock is 64.45 percent higher than its low, and 4.52 percent below the high. MFS has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.98 billion. MFS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.